A Paisley night spot is this weekend hosting an event dedicated to “leading ladies” as it marks International Women’s Week with a fundraiser.
Club 69 will be putting women’s rights at the heart of its rave tomorrow as it raises awareness of the fight for equality while also raising funds for Renfrewshire Women’s Aid.
The New Sneddon Street venue is situated within walking distance of the local women’s aid hub which offers a lifeline to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
The club might will also celebrate female talent with DJs Rebecca Vasmant and Niamh amongst the line up of performers on the night, which also includes Gourlay, Macka and Lowree and Off Record.
Taking place three days after International Women’s Day, Club 69 director Stephen Taggart said the event provided an opportunity to reflect on women’s achievements and what more can be done to progress women’s rights.
He said: "We are delighted to be supporting such a fantastic charity and are pleased to invite people down to dance for a good cause, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
“Any support and donations for Renfrewshire Women’s Aid will be very much appreciated.”
He added: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who comes to the club, as well as the team behind the scenes, for their contribution and commitment to keeping the club a safe and welcoming space for everyone.
“On reflection of International Women’s Day, I’d particularly like to say a big thank you to all the women who help make the Rave Cave what it is.
“We are excited about Saturday and the line up, I hope see you on the dance floor.”
Entry to the event is free but people are encouraged to make a donation to Women’s Aid where possible.
Collection buckets will also be available on the night while all profits made from the bar will also be handed over to the charity.
Ahead of the event Marianne Osborne from Renfrewshire Women’s Aid said: “Renfrewshire Women’s Aid are delighted to be supported by the fundraising event at Club 69, particularly at a time when so many people are affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
“In recent research, 73 per cent of victims of domestic abuse said that the cost of living crisis had either prevented them from leaving or made it harder to leave and 66 per cent of victims said that abusers are using the cost-of-living crisis and concerns about financial hardship as a tool for coercive control.
“We will use any money raised to support survivors to leave or increase security in their home where they have left the abuser.”
Club 69 is also using the event to remind all of its customers that their safety is its “number one priority”.
Stating threatening or abusive behaviour “will not be tolerated”, management is keen to hear from Buddies who have suggestions on how Club 69 can bolster its inclusive, open and safe environment - free from discrimination and prejudice.
People can email their constructive comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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