Amnesty International Society raised over £800 for charity through club night at Kitchen Street

You can still get tickets

Liverpool Student Amnesty Society have organised and sold out an event at Kitchen Street this week, to raise money for local charity MRANG. So far the society has raised £820 from ticket sales. The night has a 2000s theme with music from that decade.

The charity they have fundraised for, Merseyside Refugee & Asylum Seekers Pre & Post Natal Support Group (MRANG), provides help and support for women refugees, asylum seekers and their children, including victims of trafficking, rape, sexual abuse, domestic servitude, other forms of gender based violence and human rights abuses.

The event is being held at Kitchen Street, which has recently come under threat from Songbird property developers who have applied for planning permission to build flats in the Baltic Triangle, which has caused controversy from local Scousers and students alike who are fond of the culturally significant club.

The society described their 2000s themed event on their Facebook page:

“Liverpool Student Amnesty Society will be taking it all the way back to the 2000s this time, to a much simpler time when your biggest problem was deciding on your MySpace top friends and having the internet go down when your mum used the house phone.

“If you’re missing the era of New Labour, Soulja Boy, and MSN Messenger, look no further because we’ll be dedicating the night to celebrating all things noughties, so get your motorola flip phone and Lacoste trackie out and come and party like its 2005! DJing we have the amazing Ian Usher best known from the much adorned Sonic Yootha night, so he’ll be spinning all the best tunes from the millenium so expect all the greatest hits from the likes of Destiny’s Child, Britney, Gorillaz, Jay-Z, OutKast, Gwen Stefani, The White Stripes, R.Kelly, Ashanti, The Strokes, Kanye, Black Eyed Peas, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, The Chemical Brothers, Shakira, Arctic Monkeys, Sean Paul and plenty more!”

The society goes on to explain its support for the charity MRANG:

“All proceeds from the night will be donated to the women’s pre and post-natal care charity MRANG, who provide Information, advice and support for female asylum seekers, refugees and their children.
MRANG also provides support for women refugees and asylum seekers including pre and post natal women and their babies, victims of sexual violence, trafficking, domestic slavery and human rights abuses. This is achieved by providing twice weekly drop-in groups.

“The drop-in project aims to provide a safe and supportive space for women and their children, where they can access peer support and develop social contacts and friendship. MRANG also provides a warm, nutritious meal enjoyed in the company of other women and their children.”

Joe, past president of Amnesty International Society and Hannah, future president

Joe Ferguson, the current president of Amnesty International, told the Tab:

The Club Night was an idea we had as a way of raising money for MRANG which is a wonderful charity and one that is perfectly in line with the ethos of Amnesty International. We figured a Club Night was a way of raising money in a way that was fun and would hopefully earn a lot! We realised quite quickly that there was a gap in the market for a night of Noughties music. Currently, the night has 9 tickets left which are being sold on the door and we’ve currently raised around £820.

“Due to the success we have had with this night, I think it’s safe to say that it will become a recurring fixture on the Liverpool nightlife circuit. For this event, we are fortunate to have Hannah Brockmann: this years Women’s Officer and next year’s President. Hannah has been the driving force and point of contact between the society and the wonderful Kitchen Street and the night simply could not have run without her.”

Zoe, a second year Psycology student who is attending the event said:

I can’t wait for it, nostalgic tunes and the money for charity is pretty good for a cheap night out!”

The event has sold out, but there will be a few extra £5 tickets on the door, so make sure to get down early!