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Family carnival raises more than £3,000 for Haven House Children's Hospice

PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 September 2018

Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara (top-left) and Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Sally Littlejohn, (centre-left) hand out the trophies. Photo: Jennifer Schenck

Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara (top-left) and Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Sally Littlejohn, (centre-left) hand out the trophies. Photo: Jennifer Schenck

Jennifer Schenck

More than 100 children and adults attended the carnival with all proceeds going to Haven House in Woodford Green.

The Tropicalia Latin Brazilian Show at the festival. Photo: Jennifer SchenckThe Tropicalia Latin Brazilian Show at the festival. Photo: Jennifer Schenck

Mallards Wood Daycare Nursery and Treehouse Nursery School held a family carnival at Haven House Children’s Hospice and raised more than £3,000.

The Mayors of Redbridge and Waltham Forest attended the event on on Saturday (September 22) which featured carnival dancers, live music by the Tropicalia Latin Brazilian Show, face painting, ice creams, candy floss, a BBQ and Pimm’s and beer tent for adults.

Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Sally Littlejohn (left), Cllr Yemisi Osho (centre), Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara (right) Photo: Jennifer SchenckMayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Sally Littlejohn (left), Cllr Yemisi Osho (centre), Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara (right) Photo: Jennifer Schenck

More than 100 children and adults attended the carnival with all proceeds going to Haven House in Woodford Green.

Lindy Hunt, head of community engagement at Haven House said: “We are very grateful to Mallards Wood Daycare Nursery and Treehouse Nursery School for holding our first ever Family Carnival in our grounds.

The Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara at the festival. Photo: Jennifer SchenckThe Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara at the festival. Photo: Jennifer Schenck

“We were delighted that the Mayors of Redbridge and Waltham Forest were able to attend, and the costumes and Brazilian dancers were amazing.

“The carnival raised a fantastic amount of funds which will help support more life-limited children and families in the local area.”

Dancers strike a pose at the carnival. Photo: Jennifer SchenckDancers strike a pose at the carnival. Photo: Jennifer Schenck

Get into the spirit of Autumn with our new Haven House Pumpkin Fest on Sunday 28 October 2018. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable day of Halloween challenges. Find out more at havenhouse.org.uk/pumpkin-fest

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