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Hornchurch’s Haynes Park Court holds residents’ fun day, raises cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:41 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 22 August 2013

Emily, Maise and Paige with their painted faces

Emily, Maise and Paige with their painted faces

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A Hornchurch estate celebrated its 50th birthday with a fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital on Saturday.

MP Andrew Rosindell joins residents to celebrate 50 years of Haynes Park CourtMP Andrew Rosindell joins residents to celebrate 50 years of Haynes Park Court

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.”

Pete BramePete Brame

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and Havering councillors also joined the fun.


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