Get Down Down at 24-hour Disquo in March

Vern Harley who is organising 24 hour DisQuo in aid of Macmillan and Tommy James ANL-150817-080428009

Vern Harley who is organising 24 hour DisQuo in aid of Macmillan and Tommy James ANL-150817-080428009

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Dancers will be getting Down Down at a 24-hour fundraising Disquo this weekend.

Status Quo fan Vern Harley will be playing 24 hours of the bands hits at the GER Club in March from 12.01am on Saturday.

Mr Harley is repaying Macmillan Cancer Support for their help after he was diagnosed with the disease 10 years ago.

The Disquo will also raise funds for the family of Tommy James, who has a genetic condition known as SWAN (Syndrome Without A Name).

Mr Harley said: “I’ve been a Quo fan longer than I remember. I had the idea and it just steamrollered from that thought.”

The 54-year-old was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2005. One of the rarer forms of the disease, cancer charity officials estimate that around 60 per cent of women and just under half of men diagnosed with it will survive for five years or more.

Specialists told Mr Harley the disease had been discovered in time and he received the all-clear two years ago.

Mr Harley, a construction worker who runs a mobile disco, has applied to Guinness World Records for verification of whether a record will be set for the longest time playing non-stop Status Quo music.

The effort is also being backed by the band, who have donated a signed CD to help the cause.

Attractions include a kids’ time with face painting and a bouncy castle from 10am. Second-hand books and toys will also be on sale.

Anyone with donations is asked to dop them into the GER or contact Mr Harley via harley@harleyt.fsnet.co.uk

Tickets, which cost £3, are available from Mr Harley, the GER Club, or Harrison Murray in Chatteris.