A Charity Disco For Male Abuse Survivors Is Taking Place In Manchester This Weekend

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A Charity Disco For Male Abuse Survivors Is Taking Place In Manchester This Weekend

The event will raise money for the Survivors Manchester charity.

Taking place this weekend (Saturday 8th February), Disco Frenzy will welcome soul and funk fans to a night of dancing – with DJs playing Classic & Nu Disco, soulful house and 80’s groove cuts.

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Raising awareness for survivors of sexual abuse, Survivors Manchester is a voluntary organisation that aims to ‘create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape to work through personal and sometimes painful issues’. The event will raise both funds and awareness for the charity, which will, in turn, provide further help and support to victims of abuse.

The evening will be hosted at Tribeca in Manchester’s Gay Village and see five DJs providing the tunes that’ll have you on the dancefloor all night.

Survivors Manchester provides support services for male victims of abuse. Credit: Survivors Manchester

The event comes as a result of recent news of Manchester student, Reynhard Sinaga, being found guilty of assaulting what police believe was ‘at least 190 victims’.

Hazel O’Keefe, the owner of TriBeCa and the organiser of the event has said of the event:

“I’m really surprised by what has happened and why there haven’t been more fundraisers being held in Manchester.

“Not only is male on male rape a really important issue we need to talk about, the organisations are seriously underfunded. It feels like what has happened has been swept under the mat in a lot of ways and that’s not acceptable.

“We want to run an event that shows male victims of rape that we do care and their voices are being heard.”

Tickets for the event cost a minimum donation of £5, with all proceeds being donated to Survivor Manchester.

Find out more about the event here.

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