Birthday Bash to celebrate 40 years of Road Runners

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BY popular demand, Dave ‘DJ Dizzy’ Herron is holding a 40th birthday bash to celebrate 40 years of Road Runner Disco at the Kintore Arms on Friday, March 4. The event will be for the Inverurie arm of the business which also has operations in Grimsby.

Explaining, Dizzy said: “We are doing it because of popular demand – a lot of local people visited us on face book, and as a result it’s generated an extraordinary amount of phone calls, texts and emails and I was asked repeatedly why we were not celebrating Road Runners 40th Birthday in Inverurie.

“The party we held in Grimsby in February was five months in the planning, but we had to put this one together at very short notice. ”It was difficult to find a suitable date at such short notice but luckily Kintore Arms Hotel had a slot on a Friday when we weren’t too busy.”

The evening, which Dizzy said “gives us an opportunity to thank the people of Inverurie and Aberdeenshire for all their support over the eight years Road Runner has been in Inverurie” will feature 40 years’ of hits from 1971 until 2011. Pop, rock, soul, danceglam and motown and more will all be featured with nine of Road Runner’s DJs, a mix of locals and their English counterparts all taking a slot.

All the proceeds from the evening are destined for the charity SCOPE, which deals with issues relating to cerebral palsy and which has attracted a number of prizes from local businesses.

Dizzy said: “One of my work colleagues has a son three years’ old who suffers from cerebral palsy and the charity SCOPE has been a massive support to his mother Sarah.

“Thainstone House Hotel has been generous by giving us a stay for two people for one night and many of the local businesses have kindly supported us with prizes such as hair cuts, spray tans chocolates, beauty treatments, wine. Any other contributions would be much appreciated.

Dizzy came to Inverurie to escape from Djing he said. “I came with just one mobile disco so I could amuse myself with it but then I got asked to be resident DJ at Edwards and it mushroomed from there so we ended up doing private functions.

There doesn’t seem to be too much chance of me retiring and anyway, I enjoy it too much.”

Anyone who would like to support SCOPE with by donating raffle prizes, to book tickets or for further information should call Dizzy on (01467) 622556.

Tickets, which include supper, cost £3 each.