Mayor of Redbridge's charity festival raises nearly £2,500 for ELHAP
PUBLISHED: 09:58 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 18 September 2018
The mayor's charity festival at the weekend was raising money for ELHAP - the adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities.
The Mayor of Redbridge’s charity festival in Christchurch Park raised nearly £2,500 for her chosen charity.
Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday (September 15) to enjoy all types of music from classical performances to Carribean steal drumming to raise money for ELHAP - the adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities.
Performers on the day included: Eleanor Penfold, Jurgita Darguz, Chameli, Randip Rehinsi from London Entertainments and MKC (Monday Karaoke Club), Chloe Carrington, Sam Tutty, Natalie Grey, Heather Jackson, the Nostalgia Steel Band and Bhangra dancers Jay and Barni.
Ilford South MP Mike Gapes also came to enjoy the festival atmosphere, along with other mayors from Havering, Bromley and Waltham Forest.
The mayor of Redbrdige, Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped organise the day and helped it be such a success, including the Mayor’s Appeal Committee, particularly Joan Murphy who worked tirelessly in support of the concert and for the charity ELHAP.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m sure everyone there did too.
“There was a really lovely family atmosphere and we raised a great amount of money for a wonderful charity.”