Hatfield DJ joins Coldplay star and David Cameron at Number 10

PUBLISHED: 06:00 16 July 2013

DJ Mark on his decks and some of the equipment he supplied for an event for disabled children at the Houses of Parliament

DJ Mark on his decks and some of the equipment he supplied for an event for disabled children at the Houses of Parliament

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A DJ from Hatfield made an unusual appearance at the House of Commons last week - helping with a party which counted the Prime Minister and the lead singer of Coldplay among its guests.

Chris Martin presented Conor McKenna, 16, from Pomeroy, Dungannon with the Inspirational Young Person AwardChris Martin presented Conor McKenna, 16, from Pomeroy, Dungannon with the Inspirational Young Person Award

Mark Potter, of Broad Acres, supplied DJ equipment for Whizz-Kidz at the charity’s award ceremony in Parliament, where PM David Cameron gave a brief speech.

Whizz-Kidz, which gives disabled youngsters the equipment and support they need to be just like their peers, hosted the annual Kidz Unlimited Awards last Wednesday.

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin pitched up, alongside television presenters Rick Edwards, Alex Brooker and Nina Hossain from ITN.

Mark, 42, said: “It was extremely stressful but very, very good.

“It is absolutely fantastic to be able to help the charity and be part of what they do.”

This is the second year Mark, who runs Bluemark Entertainment, has provided the equipment for the awards do.

And this year Prime Minister David Cameron even popped his head in.

“It is a fantastic charity to be involved with,” the businessman added.

“They are all so inspirational.”

It recognised young disabled people’s achievements through the charity’s programme of clubs, camps, wheelchair skills training and work placements.

A Whizz-Kidz spokesman said: “Mark has worked on a few events now with Whizz-Kidz and he’s been an absolute star, unfazed by some of the high-pressured situations we’ve put him in.

“Not least of all ensuring Chris Martin from Coldplay was heard by all, at our recent awards ceremony celebrating disabled young people’s achievements.”

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