December 9 2013 Latest news:
Jessica Earnshaw, Reporter
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A charitable Hainault pub has raised more than £3,000 after holding its annual fun day, which has been taking place every summer for the last 20 years.
More than 1,000 people walked through the doors of The Old Maypole Pub, in Fencepiece Road, on Saturday to help raise money for Leukaemia Care in honour of former landlady, Marilyn Claydon-Marr, who died from the condition last year.
Visitors enjoyed live music from False Silence, a cake sale, tombola, car wash, a children’s party, face painting and henna stalls.
Staff, who dressed up as an array of famous characters, also welcomed Hainault firefighters who came to meet residents.
Team leader, Stephanie Curtis, 21, said: “The day went really well and with thanks to all the fantastic support from the community, it turned out to be the best one yet.
“Everyone seemed to enjoy the activities we’d organised and watching my old manager get his back waxed for charity was very entertaining.”
The pub’s nearby Barclays bank branch has also agreed to match the total raised.