A MUSICAL charity in Carterton held a creative fun day for special needs children, teaching them how to sing, dance and perform.

Gig-Arts held the enterprise day earlier this month at the ICE Centre in the town.

A total of 20 young people with severe learning difficulties and mental health problems attended the event, some from local supported housing and others from a special needs Pathway Group at Abingdon and Witney College.

The group received support from A-Plan Insurance, a local company in the town, whose staff were keen to meet the young people and join in with the event Adam Harris of A-Plan Insurance Carterton said: “It was fantastic to join in with the Gig-Arts Show. Everyone looked as though they were having a great time.”

A-Plan manager Andy Taylor, added: “A-Plan Insurance Carterton has always taken an avid interest in supporting local business and charities. Gig-Arts is a very worthwhile cause and we are extremely proud to support it.”

The day involved young people getting involved with music and drama to finish off with an improvised stage show performance.

For many of them it was the first time they had taken part in a show.

Abbie Cooke, co-founder of Gig-Arts said: “This project, which brings together disadvantaged young people and the business community, is a glowing example of how the arts can unite groups and foster equality and teamwork.”