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Borough’s vulnerable treated to festive knees-up courtesy of Havering Council

18:00 04 January 2014

Broadford pupils serendae the guests with carols. Picture: Havering Council

Broadford pupils serendae the guests with carols. Picture: Havering Council

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The borough’s vulnerable and elderly were able to get into the festive spirit when charitable bods at Havering Council hosted a Christmas dinner for those who may have otherwise missed out.

Havering Mayor, Cllr Eric Munday, and wife Peggy, cut the Christmas cake. Picture: Havering CouncilHavering Mayor, Cllr Eric Munday, and wife Peggy, cut the Christmas cake. Picture: Havering Council

Around 80 people gathered at the YMCA, in Rush Green Road, Romford, for the annual knees-up.

Guests tucked into a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings before being treated to carols sung by pupils from the choir at Broadford Primary School, in Harold Hill.

Then, talented pupils from Havering Music School’s brass band played festive music for them.

The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Eric Munday, and wife, mayoress Peggy, also popped in to greet guests.

The party culminated with a visit from Father Christmas, aka Cllr Robert Benham, who handed out a gift to each guest.

Cllr Steven Kelly, cabinet member for individuals, said: “This event really is the highlight of the festive season and is something I am really proud of. We give a great afternoon’s entertainment to some of the most deserving residents in the borough.”

Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for community empowerment, added: “I really enjoyed dressing up once again to hand out presents to all the guests. It was a great party and I hope all the guests enjoyed it as much as I did.”

The party was held on Monday, December 16.

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