December 11 2013 Latest news:
Hayley Anderson, Reporter
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Nine local churches came together for a BBQ in Harold Hill at the weekend.
The event took place in Briar Road outside the Betty Whiting Centre to help bring local people and church-goers closer together on Saturday.
Husband and wife, Bob and Mary Bain from Collier Row, organised the event with the help of the religious course the Welcome Network and On the Move, a charity based in Essex.
Mary, 54, said that she personally wanted to hold the event to “show God’s love for us all”.
The day ran between midday and 2pm and involved local church bands performing as well as a BBQ where a lot of their food was sourced from near-by shops, including Cosson and Son bakery.
Mary said: “We were really pleased with how the day went and one man even said that nothing has ever been as much fun here as it was today”.
Mary added: “I was thankful that the rain held off from the night before and we were very proud that we helped to bring the community closer together.”
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.