Belly dancers, classic cars and more at Letchworth social centre’s open day

Hawanim dancers at the Howard Garden Social Centre open day. Picture: Danny Loo

Hawanim dancers at the Howard Garden Social Centre open day. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

There were belly dancers, classic cars and more at a cherished Letchworth social centre’s open day at the weekend.

Gavin and Ben Partridge, 10, Charlotte Dawson and Kimberley Partridge, 3 with a classic tv police ca

Gavin and Ben Partridge, 10, Charlotte Dawson and Kimberley Partridge, 3 with a classic tv police car from The Bill on display at the Howard Garden Social Centre open day. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

The Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre, off Norton Way South, opened its doors for the fundraising day on Saturday.

Organiser Liz Allen told the Comet: “It was a really good fun day – the classic cars were a good call.

Eva, 5 and Isla Ellis, 2 play a garden game at the Howard Garden Social Centre open day. Picture: Da

Eva, 5 and Isla Ellis, 2 play a garden game at the Howard Garden Social Centre open day. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

“We managed to raise £512 on the day, with more through the week. Loads of people came along to support us, there must have been more than 100.

“The best thing was all the different entertainment we had – with belly dancers, singers and other local talent there.


You may also want to watch:


“Our next big event is going to be the Christmas fair in November, with Father Christmas, stalls and cakes and all sorts going on as well.”

The team are still totting up the total raised during the whole week, which will go towards running the centre.

Most Read

The centre has been running since 1953, and is an independent charity that provides companionship, hot meals and activities.

To find out more about it, see howardgardensocialcentre.org and facebook.com/Howard-Garden-Social-Day-Care-Centre-1526465327575139, or give them a call on 01462 682524.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter