Search

Romford Pictures: Family fun day aims to raise money for brave Hornchurch girl battling cancer

09:36 22 April 2014

Charity stall holders pictured with Lydia Lucy from X Factor

Charity stall holders pictured with Lydia Lucy from X Factor

Archant

Romford businesses got together for a good cause at a fundraising event.

Romford businesses got together for a good cause at a fundraising event aiming to raise money for a brave Hornchurch cancer sufferer.

The event aimed to raise money for seven-year-old Joni-Mai Stevens, who is battling cancer for the second time, and took place at the Ingrebourne centre, Gubbins Lane on April 16.

There was be a bouncy castle and a football goal, face painting for children and a guest appearance from singer Lydia Lucy, who signed autographs.

Local businesses set up stalls there, including Sugar and Spice Bows, Jessy’s Boutique, Bugs and Butterflies, Evie Rose Clothes and Bows, Lilabelles and Macey Bags and Jewellery.

The “family fun day” was organised by Lauren Burgess, who was there with her Bella Me stall.

“I’m going to be there, I’m a nail technician,” Lauren said.

Lauren explained that all she had to take out of the total raised was the cost of the hall and the advertising, and everything else would be going to Joni.

“I don’t really have a lot of money to give to charity, so I just wanted to give something back,” she said.

Lauren explained that after seeing stories on Facebook about Joni-Mai, she felt she wanted to help.

“I just wanted to do it for her”.

Lauren said that while she had not spoken directly to Joni’s parents yet, she had spoken to other family members through the social networking site.

Speaking about how Joni’s family felt about the fundraising, Lauren said: “They were just really thankful.”

To view all our pictures from the day, click the gallery to the right. To make a donation, please visit www.gofundme.com/FortheLoveofJoni.

To view all our pictures from the day, click the gallery on the right. .

Read more:

‘Joni’s army’ are getting stronger by the day, says grandmother of seven-year-old Hornchurch girl battling cancer

Fundraiser at Harold Hill community centre raises more than £3,000

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

49 minutes ago
A memorial plaque to murdered Pc George Gutteridge was unveiled at the St Mary the Virgin Church, Stapleford Abbotts, on Saturday.

A long-awaited memorial plaque to a Pc murdered in the line of duty 89 years ago today was finally unveiled this weekend.

17:01
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A 95-year-old resident was just one of 38 victims who had property stolen by a husband and wife who targeted elderly peoples’ homes.

Mike Hough during his X Factor audition. Picture: Syco/Thames/Dymond.

X Factor contestant Mike Hough vows that it is not the end of his career after he was kicked out of the competition at the weekend.

14:00
Havering College

Havering College is exploring options to merge with Barking and Dagenham college.

12:57
Mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder with the charity walkers

Residents raised hundreds of pounds for charity after organising a walk around their estate’s green.

10:29
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

A teenager has appeared in court over the death of doorman Ricky Hayden, who was attacked and killed outside his home.

07:00
 Family from Collier Row, wins court case with the council.
Mum Angela Treadway, with Charlie and Conner.

A family has ended an eight-year “nightmare” housing saga with the council after receiving a five-figure sum from insurers.

Yesterday, 15:00
Swords of Essex (Paul Robinson, left, and Scotty Essex) in the ring.

More than 180 people watched the next generation of wrestling stars battle each other in the ring on Sunday, last week.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now