Fine weather brings out bumper crowds to raise thousands of pounds for charity!

Posted on May 31, 2013

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Hannah Martin and Lyndsey Laplain told us how they had benefitted from the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust

Hannah Martin and Lyndsey Laplain told us how they had benefitted from the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the 35th Annual Christ Church May Day fair on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May. The fantastic weather helped to draw out the crowds and we raised over £7,000 for good causes! The fair was opened by Fr Peter, David Burrowes MP and Enfield born soul singer and X Factor star Andy Abraham – a long-time supporter of the Teenage Cancer Trust, the main charity beneficiary.

The charity builds and maintains specialist teenage cancer wards in NHS hospitals allowing teenagers (who would otherwise be treated in paediatric or adult wards) to be alongside patients of their own age. Hannah Martin and Lyndsey Laplain, who had received support from the Trust during cancer treatment, gave moving speeches about the positive impact the charity had on their lives.

The Hatters Explorer Scouts ran the BBQ!

The Hatters Explorer Scouts ran the BBQ!

The Mayor of Enfield Cllr Kate Anolue, crowned Amelia Marriott as the new May Queen while her attendants Ellie Tobin and Chloe Marriott and outgoing Queen Alexandra Rogers, looked on. Entertainment in the arena was provided by the Acorn Theatre Company, Enfield Grammar School Jazz Band, the Latymer School Drama Group, the Choir of Christ Church Southgate, Zumba with Latin Vibes and the Air Cadets Band. The fair concluded with a service of Choral Evensong in the church.

The toy stall proved popular with all ages!

The toy stall proved popular with all ages!

We are indebted to all those who volunteered to help, including the Teenage Cancer Trust, Enfield Explorer Scouts, The Southgate Green Association, Enfield Talking Newspaper and the Highlands & Southgate Squadron Air Training Corps as well as everyone from Christ Church who helped to put up and run the stalls, count and bank the money raised and clear the Green at the end of the day.  The biggest thanks must go to Frances Wyatt and Nicole Cross who, once again, took on the bulk of the organisational work. We must also thank Carrie Jeffreys for her wonderful photographs of the opening ceremony. To see more photographs of the Fair, visit the Christ Church Flickr page at www.flickr.com/christchurchsouthgate

The funds raised will be split between the Teenage Cancer Trust (main beneficiary), The Hatters Explorer Scouts Namibia Challenge, Enfield Talking Newspaper, the Highlands & Southgate Squadron ATC and Christ Church Southgate.

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