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Hundreds raised for Mayor’s charity at fun day in Barking

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 17:04 16 February 2016

The Barking Learning Centre hosting a charity fun day with childrens author Nicola Tenyue

The Barking Learning Centre hosting a charity fun day with childrens author Nicola Tenyue

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There was no sign of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but keen youngsters had a go at a penalty shoot-out at the mayor’s charity fun day on Saturday.

The fun and games at Barking Learning Centre also included a bouncy castle, face painting, storytelling, children’s entertainers and a variety of workshops.

The event raised more than £500 for the mayor’s chosen charity, the Sycamore Trust, which supports families and educates the community.

Cllr Simon Bremner, the mayor of Barking and Dagenham, said: “I would like to thank everyone for all their efforts and hard work in making the fun day a success on Saturday afternoon.

“It seemed that everybody who attended had an enjoyable time.”

Library staff and community groups worked together to help the day go smoothly by putting up stalls and helping with the entertainment and performances.


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