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Guests help raise more than £30,000 for Hornchurch charity’s 30th anniversary celebration

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 October 2018

Guests raised more than �30,000 at First Step's charity ball on Saturday, October 6. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.

Guests raised more than �30,000 at First Step's charity ball on Saturday, October 6. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.

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Guests were treated to a delicious meal and lively entertainment at a charity ball to raise funds for a Hornchurch children’s charity.

Guests raised more than £30,000 at First Step's charity ball on Saturday, October 6. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.Guests raised more than £30,000 at First Step's charity ball on Saturday, October 6. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.

First Step in Tangmere Crescent held its 30th anniversary ball on Saturday, October 6.

It supports families of young children with special needs or disabilities and is reliant on fundraising and donations to deliver its specialist services.

With more than 300 guests, a song auction, and live auction with prizes including a week in a luxury villa in Lanzarote and a VIP Paul McCartney package, the event managed to raise more than £30,000 for the charity.

Mark Halls, the CEO of First Step, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome so many friends to share this truly wonderful evening.

The team at Grove and Dean Insurance Services in Romford continue to support First Step. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.The team at Grove and Dean Insurance Services in Romford continue to support First Step. Picture: Ellie Hoskins.

“Events like these are essential to raise much needed funds and we are so grateful to all our generous supporters”.

To support families and children attending First Step text FRST30 £5 to 70070.

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