Redbridge mayor hopes to cash in on New Year’s Day Parade

REDBRIDGE will take part in the 25th annual New Year’s Day Parade in London with the aim of winning cash that will go to charity.

A theme of “all things silver” has been set and the borough’s float will feature charity representatives, schoolchildren, cadets and bands from Redbridge Music Centre, Fencepiece Road, Barkingside.

More than 500,000 people are expected to flock to the free event in the West End and a panel of judges will decide which float takes the �7,500 first prize.

Any cash won will be donated to Redbridge Mayor Cllr Jim O’Shea’s chosen charities The Dream Factory, which grants wishes to sick children, and The Redbridge Alzheimer’s Society.

Mayoress Mary said: “Jim and I are really looking to the event and we are proud Redbridge will be part of this magnificent occasion.”

The mayor’s fundraising committee and the groups taking part have funded all the equipment that will be used on the day.

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