A COMMUNITY Hub in Westcliff was decked with patriotic bunting, flags and balloons ready to welcome visitors to a Coronation tea dance
The Haven Community Hub welcomed visitors, alongside Sir James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend East.
The event featured a coronation cake, and ballroom, Latin and party dances, led by instructor Lynsey Hay, who holds a regular Thursday dance class at the Hub.
Attendee Graham also entertained guest with some organ playing.
Deborah Walne, Fundraising Officer at Age Concern Southend said: “It was lovely to see the community coming together to celebrate the Coronation and raise money for our charity.
“Everyone came ready to dance and have fun, it was a fantastic atmosphere. We were thrilled Sir James Duddridge MP attended and also gave a lovely speech.”
Through the sales of tickets and a raffle, the event raised just under £300 for Age Concern Southend.
Ms Walne continued: “The event was also supported by volunteers and donations, which made it even more special. Visitors enjoyed refreshments provided by Wenzels and Greggs and cake donated by Joyce Cousins. They were also welcomed by Graham, our resident organist, enjoyed a Coronation quiz from the class instructor Lynsey Hay and the talented regular and volunteer Doris Lambert contributed the loveliest knitted items.”
For more information about future events at The Haven Community Hub please visit www.acsos.co.uk or follow the Facebook page @theHavencommunityhub where you will also find a timetable of regular classes.
Picture: MP Sir Duddridge and guests enjoy the Haven’s celebrations.
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