Community causes supported at Hitchin fun day

St John's Community Fun Day: Jordana Mather-Silman, Rhia Mather-Howard, Leonie Nicholson-Hay and Bet

St John's Community Fun Day: Jordana Mather-Silman, Rhia Mather-Howard, Leonie Nicholson-Hay and Beth Cook with tombola prizes. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

There was fun for all ages at a community charity day in Hitchin which was held at the weekend.

St John's Community Fun Day: Organisers Carly Hewett and Sam Hewett.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St John's Community Fun Day: Organisers Carly Hewett and Sam Hewett. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The fun day on Saturday at St John’s Community Centre, off St John’s Road, was in aid of Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care, family support charity Little Miracles, the St John’s Community Association and FC St John’s.

The popular annual event this year featured a ‘Community vs FC St John’s’ football match, a variety of stalls, a raffle, a bouncy castle, face-painting, a barbecue, disco and more.

St John's Community Fun Day: John Lawless, Lourone Lawless and seven-year-old Aaliyah Lawless.
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St John's Community Fun Day: John Lawless, Lourone Lawless and seven-year-old Aaliyah Lawless. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The co-organisers were Carly Hewett, Ellie Duguid, Sam Hewett, Liz Taylor, Paige Hewett, Sheryl Duguid, Tracey Hewett, Jodie Hewett and Kirsty Duguid.

Liz, who manages St John’s Community Centre, said: “The event on Saturday was well-attended despite the weather, raising over £1,200 for Garden House Hospice Care and support charities Little Miracles, the St John’s Community Association and FC St John’s.

St John's Community Fun Day: Ethan Haynes and Bradley Lawless enjoy a beer.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St John's Community Fun Day: Ethan Haynes and Bradley Lawless enjoy a beer. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant


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“he football match was enjoyed by everyone, with St John’s FC winning the game.

“This was the fourth year of doing it and we look forward to running a similar event next year.”

St John's Community Fun Day: six-year-old Lexi Watson with a painted face.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St John's Community Fun Day: six-year-old Lexi Watson with a painted face. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

To find out more about future fundraising events, email fcstjohns@hotmail.com. For more information on the other two charities see ghhospicecare.org.uk and littlemiraclescharity.org.uk.

St John's Community Fun Day: Emily Padgett, 10, and Sam Giddings from Forever Living.
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St John's Community Fun Day: Emily Padgett, 10, and Sam Giddings from Forever Living. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St John's Community Fun Day: Charlie Hawks, 10, enjoys the SandArt.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St John's Community Fun Day: Charlie Hawks, 10, enjoys the SandArt. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

St John's Community Fun Day: six-year-old Jake Nunn enjoys the SandArt.
Picture: Karyn Haddon

St John's Community Fun Day: six-year-old Jake Nunn enjoys the SandArt. Picture: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

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