NORTH Somerset residents are invited to attend a disco with a difference this April.

Members of the Bleadon Women's Institute will be hosting a 'In Bed By Nine' disco at The Loft nightclub in Weston on April 20. The venue has capacity for up to 600 people.

Proceeds from the disco, which will run from 2pm until 8pm and is strictly for those over the age of 30, will be donated to the Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

Over 200 tickets have been sold, with VIP tables already sold out. Advance tickets start at £10 with tickets on the door costing £15. Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite website.

Committee member Kate James, 51, said that this will be the perfect event for those "of a certain age." 

She said: “I love the idea of going to a disco but most of the clubs don’t open until 10.00pm and most of the younger generation don’t go out until midnight. 

“This event gives people of a certain age a chance to get out, have a dance and a drink, grab a taxi or bus home and be back at home in their pj’s by 9.00pm. 

“My daughter is 25 and she’s gutted she can’t come.” 

The committee was inspired by the Day Fever initiative, which is run by Line of Duty star Vicky McClure and her husband Jonny Owen. 

Day Fever opens in the day but closes at night, meaning that attendees can enjoy a cosy night in.

Kate added: “We thought it was such a good idea we would do one for charity."

The Loft has given the venue completely for free. Enhanced Entertainment will be providing the music. Attendees will be able to capture precious memories at a photo booth on the day.

A hog roast will be provided by The Queens Arms at Bleadon.

Members of the Bleadon Women's Institute meet each month at the village's Coronation Hall.

The group has been running for 15 years and, with a 105 strong membership, it is one of the largest Women's Institutes in the county.

Speaking about why the group want to support the children's hospice, Kate added: “We had a talk by the charity which then led us to being able to visit Charlton Farm. 

“Being able to see the work of the charity just inspired us all and we agreed we wanted to do a fundraiser.”