About us

Shining Stars UK is a community organisation that holds events for adults with disabilities within the Staffordshire area. Our aim is to hold a nightclub in a safe environment nightclub/ bar setting. We currently work in partnership with three venues Lichfield (our flagship venue), Tamworth and Stafford. See the individual pages for the work we are doing at each of these venues.

Meet the Team


Laura has been part of the Shining stars team since the beginning, her main role is to ensure our financial system and accounting is kept uptodate.


Wesley has been part of the team for over a year, he is our resident DJ but also looks after memberships.


David is 34, hes been part of the Shining Stars team for over a year, his main role is volunteer coordinator and first aider.


Chynna has been part of the team for over a year, whilst she doesn’t have a formal role she helps with all activities as and when needed and is great to have on the team.


Sue is a new member of the team, she is just finding her feet but is here to help with anything thats needed.


Daniel has been part of the team since the start, he isn’t very active with the main group but has always been in the background for advice and assistance where needed. He also designed this new look website for us!


Charlotte Aspley is 28 and lives in Lichfield where she has always been an active member of the community. Charlotte is the founding member of the shining stars, and wanted to start the organisation because she received help from MENCAP in the early days and felt like she wanted to give something back. Charlotte liked the idea of holding a disco so she spoke to MENCAP, raised the money and held the first event, these have since grown legs and are now becoming a great event because of the work Charlotte has been putting in.   

Charlotte is driven and passionate and just enjoys helping other people in the same situation as herself. 

Our Story

The Shining stars is a community group with a charitable focus with the aim of bringing together and fostering relationships of people from all backgrounds and disabilities from the communities in Lichfield and Staffordshire. The main and sole focus of the community group is to organise events with a party atmosphere at walkabout (Add link to page) and Couture (Add link to page) in Lichfield and Stafford respectively.

The Shining starts started in September 2017 at Walkabout in Lichfield. Through Charlotte Aspleys determination and effort and with the help of MENCAP she pulled together a group of friends and who organised and ran the first disco evening at Walkabout in Lichfield. These events have since been growing from strength to strength and in September 2018 the group celebrated their first year anniversary.

The time has now come to branch away from MENCAP and create an individual group to ensure the longevity of the events continue far into the future. The new community group is in its infancy however is rapidly growing. New member who are enthusiastic, driven and passionate about giving something back to the community of Lichfield and Stafford are encouraged to contact the group through either Facebook page or direct to Charlotte.