December 13 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Thursday, August 22, 2013
A Hornchurch estate celebrated its 50th birthday with a fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital on Saturday.
Residents of Haynes Park Court, in Slewins Close, watched performances from children’s entertainer Captain Fantastic and former Fame Academy finalist Pete Brame, and there was also bingo, a cream tea, a bouncy castle and face painting to enjoy.
Kelly Clarkson, who owns the William the Conqueror pub, donated the PA system, while, Heavenly of Harold Hill and Havering Beauty Academy donated vouchers for the raffle. Essex Clothing of Colchester also donated some clothes.
“There was a bit of a hitch when someone drove trough the electrics and the gig was temporarily stopped,” said resident and organiser Jenny Townsend, “but the caretakers got on the case and quickly restored the supply with a new power lead and the show went on.
“It was an enjoyable day for all. I’m waiting to see how much money was raised.”
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and Havering councillors also joined the fun.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.