PEOPLE with learning difficulties donned pyjamas and painted the town red this week as part of a charity’s bid to help them have fun.

Brighton-based learning disabilities charity Stay Up Late launched its #NoBedtimes campaign at the city’s Komedia venue on Tuesday.

The charity fights to help people with learning disabilities lead the lifestyle they choose.

The night was hosted by Britain’s Got Talent star Vince Venus, and saw four bands take to the stage to raise funds for the charity and promote awareness of its new campaign.

Bands included Italia 90, Asbo Derek, 2 Decks and The Golgis.

The charity said: “Going to gigs, clubbing, karaoke, pizza with friends, pub quizzes, a show at the theatre, comedy nights – there’s no shortage of things you can do to enjoy a great night out.

“Far too often, however, people with a learning disability are told there isn’t the staff to support them to be out late at night.

“Some residential homes lock their doors at 10pm and residents don’t have a key. The #NoBedtimes campaign aims to end those outdated practices and ensure no-one is prevented from having a great night out because they have a learning disability.”

Daniel Randall-Nason, an ambassador for the charity, said: “When we go out to gigs we want to stay for the whole thing, not leave when the carer says it’s time to go.”