Fundraise on the First: First Step brings festive fun to all at Christmas bazaar

PUBLISHED: 11:03 24 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:10 27 November 2015

First Step having their Christmas bazaar. Santa with Grace Mernagh 8 and Scarlett Farmer 8

First Step having their Christmas bazaar. Santa with Grace Mernagh 8 and Scarlett Farmer 8


Youngsters and families enjoyed visiting Santa’s Grotto and “Mr Snowman’s Wonderland” at First Step’s Christmas bazaar on Saturday.

First Step having their Christmas bazaar. Volunteers Suzie Soper and Linda LyonsFirst Step having their Christmas bazaar. Volunteers Suzie Soper and Linda Lyons

The event, opened by the mayor Havering, Cllr Brian Eagling, also featured face painting and craft tables which proved ever popular with the children.

Members of the Shenfield Operatic Society stirred Christmas spirits by singing carols for everyone and local author “Aunty Val” signed copies of children’s books.

First Step fundraising manager, Michelle Mitchell said: “We want to thank everyone who came and supported a wonderful event that helped us raise a wonderful amount of money.

The charity raised more than £2600 which will be used to continue supporting families of babies and pre-school children with special needs and disabilities in Havering.

For more information on the First Step charity visit

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