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Town Mayors Say No to Drugs with the Jive Aces


The success of the Jive Aces “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” concerts have been growing rapidly over the past couple of years and have recently taken on a whole new dimension. Three town mayors in as many weeks have come out to support the campaign in their local areas.

A dreary day, weatherwise, in a Solihull shopping precinct was brightened up dramatically with the Jive Aces rolling into town with some hot jive in tow. After warming up the town, Councillor Sheila Pitterway got up on stage to support the campaign and also signed the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” pledge. Local newspapers even came to cover the event.

Next it was councillor Champagnie, the Mayor of Harrow, to support the campaign, this time in the Saint Anne’s Shopping Arcade. Shoppers spirits were lifted by the swingin’ sounds and the Mayor ascended the stage to applaud the Jive Aces and the Church of Scientology’s (who started and sponsor the campaign) efforts to educate the public about the dangers of drugs. She also signed the pledge before dancing back to chambers!

The Royal Shopping Arcade in the town of Windsor (literally next door to Windsor Castle, home of Her Majesty the Queen) has never seen such a blast of jive. The band, this time playing just outside Queen Victoria’s personal train waiting room with the famous golden toilet, played pretty for the people. Several dancers even turned up to add to the atmosphere. After making a very supportive speech and signing the pledge, in between sets, councillor Emrys Richards, the Mayor of Windsor, more used to rubbing shoulders with royalty, turned the tables on the band and entertained them with a round of jokes!

The Jive Aces continue to play in town centres, shopping centres and schools for the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” campaign and feel that the message of this campaign is one that cannot be stressed enough in this day and age as the misery that drugs cause in our society are all around us and turning a blind eye or even having the defeatist attitude that nothing can be done about it won’t solve the problem. Something can be done about it so click here to find out more about the “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” campaign.

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