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Tessa Paton
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Sun shines at South East London Community Fun Day

03 October 2016
The October sunshine shone brightly as people turned out to our South East London Community Fun Day.

Dozens came along to Demelza SEL, our hospice in Eltham on Sunday 2 October, to find out more about their local children’s hospice and to have lots of fun at the stalls and games.

Crowds were entertained by local band Decks and Quartz – made up of four talented 13-year-old friends from Eltham.

Manager Brian Hughes, dad of guitarist Oliver Hughes, said: “It’s been a great experience for them being able to play at Demelza. We were told about the Community Fun Day by a mum associated with the charity and the boys wanted to give their time to help. It’s been really good for them to learn about the amazing work Demelza do.”

Angel Beacroft, Miss Face of the Globe England, drew the raffle and lots of Demelza volunteers helped to run the stalls, including the tombola, jewellery, cakes, Christmas cards, bag a bag and hook a duck.

Ryan Campbell, CEO at Demelza said: “I want to say thank you to everybody who came along to the Community Fun Day and to everyone who helped out at this great event. Sometimes people think of us mainly as a Kent charity, but we are just as much the local children’s hospice charity for South East London.

“Building profile in London is one of the most important things for us to do right now, so more children and families in the capital can live their lives to the full.”