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Fundraise on the First: Egg hunts and princess gatherings all part of fun

PUBLISHED: 16:35 10 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:35 10 April 2015

Brook West, Steve Metcalf and Becky Gillion at the Good Intent pub's Easter raffle for First Step

Brook West, Steve Metcalf and Becky Gillion at the Good Intent pub's Easter raffle for First Step

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Punters got into the Easter spirit and supported Fundraise on the First at the same time.

Michelle Fitzgibbons, Romford Shopping Hall's marketing manager, will once more don her princess outfit as the centre tries to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of princessesMichelle Fitzgibbons, Romford Shopping Hall's marketing manager, will once more don her princess outfit as the centre tries to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of princesses

The Good Intent pub, in South End Road, Hornchurch, held a raffle on Easter Sunday for First Step, which raised an estimated £200.

It was organised by team leader Michelle Curley and her colleagues Adam Stratford and Becky Gillon.

Michelle said: “It was brilliant and went really well. First Step is a charity which is close to home, as my niece went there.

“As soon as we said it was for First Step, the customers were so happy to donate.”

The goodies which were on offer at the Good Intent pub's Easter raffle for Fundraise on the FirstThe goodies which were on offer at the Good Intent pub's Easter raffle for Fundraise on the First

On Saturday, Upminster Methodist Church, in Hall Lane, is hosting a coffee morning for our campaign.

It will run from 10am to noon and include entertainment such as a raffle and children’s activities.

Romford Shopping Hall is also getting involved.

It is gearing up for a Guinness World Record attempt on April 25, for the largest gathering of people dressed as princesses.

The centre, in the Market Place, needs to beat the current record of 351.

Marketing manager Michelle Fitzgibbons said: “Last year we were only 50 princesses short, so this time we would encourage the mums, nans, aunties and dads (if they are brave enough) to dress up too.”

Registration for the free event begins at 1pm, with activities including nail painting, hair curling and bouncy castles.

Donation buckets will be passed around to raise money for First Step.

Participants must wear floor-length dresses and they will all receive a free tiara.

Michelle said: “Romford Shopping Hall are pleased to be working with such a wonderful local charity.

“So join in the fun and let’s help them to carry on running their vital services to the community.”


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