There was plenty of fun in the sun during the annual Queen’s Park Court charity fundraiser on 27 July. Organised by local residents, lead by Maria Johnston and Tommy McAnulty, over £600 was raised for the Salvation Army and Breath Easy Paddington charities.
Residents were assisted by CityWest Homes teams, which included the estate office and north resident engagement team, as well as its housing management contractor, Pinnacle PSG. Local resident group the north Area Management Committee also provided funding from the community chest.
To help raise funds, residents set up their own stalls and were given reassuring calls of “that’s the way to do it” from the Punch and Judy show nearby. Youngsters were also treated to a magic show and refreshments.
Local resident Maria Johnston said: "It was wonderful to see residents, volunteers and CityWest Homes all giving up their time for a good cause. It would be brilliant to see even more residents involved in next year’s fundraiser."
Queen’s Park saw more community fun with a production of Treasure Island on their doorsteps. CityWest Homes arranged the pantomime at St Jude’s Church Hall, Ilbert Street and over 50 children attended. Local Queen’s Park ward Councillor Patricia McAllister also joined in, along with her two grandchildren.
Well done to the teams for helping to arrange such fantastic events. Special mention also goes to Stuart Marshall, anti-social behaviour manager, who worked hard to help young families across the estate get involved in the pantomime.