Family fun day in Harold Hill is ‘resounding success’

PUBLISHED: 17:11 12 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:11 12 July 2016

Dylan McCann, one, in the ball pit at Cromer Park FC's fun day

Dylan McCann, one, in the ball pit at Cromer Park FC's fun day


A charity fundraiser, which was set up after the passing of young Hornchurch football player Matt Sell in 2002, raised lots for charities close to the club’s heart.

Charity football match at Cromer Park FC's Fun dayCharity football match at Cromer Park FC's Fun day

Wayne Hannaway, 36, who helped organise the Cromer Park FC’s fun day on Saturday, said nearly £10,000 was raised for Diabetes UK and disability charity Avenues.

He said: “It was fantastic and a real team effort by the committee.”

“There was live music, face painting, and the annual football match, which was enjoyed by all.

“We are really pleased. We’ve raised more than £30,000 in Matt’s name since he passed.”

The event, which was held at Hendersons Club, Kenilworth Avenue, Harold Hill, is an annual fundraiser.

To donate to the club’s fundraising efforts, click here.

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