Harold Hill youth centre holds Christmas Market

A Christmas Market took place at Harold Hill’s newest centre for young people.

The Myplace Christmas Market welcomed around 350 people for festive entertainment and shopping.

Christmas shoppers were able to pick up personalised gifts including candle holders and baubles, as well as sweet treats and home-made cards.

Many of the gifts for sale had been made by a group of 15 young people as part of an enterprise project.

The project aimed to boost their employment chances by teaching them about business.

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As well as gifts on sale, visitors enjoyed entertainment from the Brookside Infant School choir which sang Christmas carols and a performance from the Starshine dance group.

For children there was Santa’s Grotto to visit, as well as a face-painting stall.

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Havering Council leader Cllr Michael White, said: “As well as providing a great chance to enjoy the festive atmosphere and pick up gifts, this Christmas Market gave some of our talented young people the chance to shine.

“I hope they will remember all the skills they learnt in the workshops leading up to the market and make good use of them in the future.”

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