Sutton teen’s booze-free party to mark youth club opening

Photo Ian Robinson'Healthy "mocktails" at Kuckoo on Fox Street in Preston'Up the Anti
Photo Ian Robinson'Healthy "mocktails" at Kuckoo on Fox Street in Preston'Up the Anti

Teens in Sutton are invited to a ‘mocktail’ party at a new youth centre to show how fun nights can be without booze.

The event has been organised by Sutton Community Alcohol Partnership (SiACAP) - with the help of the Co-op which is donating some of the ingredients for the non-alcoholic drinks that will be served.

The Forge was set up by Lieut Matthew Brown of Sutton Salvation Army Corps, who felt it was vital to give teenagers somewhere to go that isn’t a park, outside a fast food outlet or involving alcohol.

He said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming regulars and newcomers to what promises to be a fun night out.”

SiACAP leader police sergeant Martin Severn says: “The idea is to show young people that non-alcoholic drinks can be just as enjoyable and as much fun as their alcoholic counterparts.”

The Forge in Bowne Street on Friday March 13 from 7pm to 9pm. All 13 – 19 year-olds will be welcome.

Teenagers who turn up at the Mocktail Party will be offered free non-alcoholic drinks, a chance to watch the concoctions shaken and fun activities such as walking the line while wearing beer goggles.