IT’s party time as a Worcester club aims to get its message across and attract new members.

The Monday Night Club is holding the BIG Spring Party on Monday, and hopes to welcome new people with learning disabilities to Barbourne Ex-Servicemen’s Club in The Moors.

The club was started in September by 24-year-old Laura Gill, from Leigh, near Worcester, as a way of making new friends and helping other people have a social life.

It now regularly attracts between 20 and 80 members to its Monday nights and the spring party is an attempt get even more to come along.

Miss Gill, a young ambassador for the Inspire Me project, set up the club with the help of Mencap after she left a special needs course at Evesham college and realised she was missing out.

“When I left college, I lost all my social life and missed my friends.

“I was at home every evening. I started the Monday Night Club so we could get together, make new friends and have some fun,” she said.

Her mother Helen Gill said they knew there were many other young people with a learning disability like Laura who spent all their time at home with their parents and didn’t really have much of a social life.

“At the club, they have a wonderful time, dancing and playing pool.

“We hope the party will get more of them to come along,” she said. Nithee Kotecha, youth worker for the Inspire Me Project, said: “Laura is one of the most proactive young people I have ever met, she is full of ideas and is determined to make a difference to the lives of people who have a learning disability.

“The Monday Night Club is a great way of bringing everyone together in Worcester to have a good time in a safe environment, meet up with old friends and make new ones.”

Deputy mayor Roger Berry will also be at the party to draw the winning ticket in an Easter egg raffle.

Tickets are available in advance, or on the door. Call 01886 833050 for more information.