Big hair and fluoro fashion, it’s a winner

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Eighties music, big hair and fluoro fashion during an 80s-themed disco helped members of the Ashburton Cadet Unit raise $400 for St John Ashburton.

The R18 disco, at the Ashburton RSA last month, was open to the public and saw a strong attendance of family and friends of those in the unit.

Ashburton Cadet Unit major Cezarne Rodgers said the event, held with the support of the RSA and Ashburton New World, proved very popular, despite most of the cadets not being born in the 80s, or old enough to attend.

St John Ashburton was chosen as a recipient because it was such a valued organisation in the community helping people.

St John had not only helped the cadet unit, at least once, in time of need, but also provided first aid training and opened their doors to Ashburton station visits.

St John Ashburton area executive officer Elaine Vallender, who gratefully accepted the money on behalf of St John, said the money would be put towards ambulance resources to help in the community.