Granny disco spins into Havering
�Grandparents are good for many things: a sneaky square of fudge; a new toy; or a day out at the fair.
But meet supergran Mary Warren who has gone one step further.
The 59-year-old is set to put on headphones and spin some tunes in a new disco business so her grandchildren can earn pocket money in recession-hit Havering.
Gran-of-eight Mary – who works as a medical secretary for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust – came up with the idea after her three eldest grandchildren had been unsuccessfully looking for part-time work.
“There is just nothing out there for them at the moment,” Mary, from Cedar Road, Romford, told the Recorder. “All the jobs are going to older people with more experience.
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“I came up with the idea about a year ago and have done a few family events but we’re ready to go public.”
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She added: “It’s better than them washing my car or cleaning my windows!”
Called Dancing Queen Party Disco, grandsons Jay Haxell, 17, and Callum Haxell, 16, set up and host the party.
While granddaughter Chloe Haxwell, 13, and friend Shannon Grechy, 16, get the young revellers in a boogie mood.
Mary herself will control the music, ranging from Grease hits to more modern pop.
The venture – aimed at youngsters aged seven to 11 – has so far got one booking in November, but Mary hopes for more soon.
n To book, call 07980 608935, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dancingqueendisco.co.uk.