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Archive - Thursday, 1 August 2002

Just cruising along

A DEAF centre celebrated its 10th anniversary with a wild boat party on the Thames which left one reveller with a broken knee.

The Northern Echo: PARTY FOLK: Seto Tay-Agbozo and Bernadette Ewen PARTY FOLK: Seto Tay-Agbozo and Bernadette Ewen

More than 120 partygoers from Bexley Deaf Centre, in Vicarage Road, Bexley, set off on a riverboat from Greenwich Pier to party the night away with a disco and dinner buffet.

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The centre, which provides resources for deaf children and adults in the borough, raised about £2,000 from donations and a charity auction.

One of the items up for auction was a football signed by players from Charlton Athletic Football Club.

Bernadette Ewen, manager of the Bexley Deaf Centre, said: "The day was fantastic except when one of the women slipped on some beer while on board, fell over and broke her knee."