Hatch Warren Summer Festival
On Saturday 14th July from 12pm to 4pm, the 3rd Hatch Warren Summer Festival ran in the fields of the Community Centre, in Long Cross Lane. In the glorious sunshine, a total of 85 activities were set up and arranged to provide entertainment and enjoyment for all of the community and over 2000 people converged onto the fields to join in the fun.
Attractions ranged from static displays of tanks, vintage cars, police and fire service vehicles (including a vintage fire engine!) – to – fun fair rides (provided by John Searle Fun Fairs) and zorbing football (arranged by Hatch Warrens own SCL)!
Over 45 local business and charities held stalls, where everything from handbags to cakes was available to delight the public. There was a central main arena which displayed a number of varied shows to keep guests entertained whilst, Mark Halliday a local DJ kept the music going throughout the afternoon.
Overall, around 52 volunteers worked during the day to help set up the event and to assist in the running of it. Karen Coomber, the event manager and immediate past chairman of the Hatch Warren and Beggarwood Community Centre Management Committee, said: “It is all about seeing people smiling and having a lot fun, that is why we organise it. My thanks goes to, Clare Britten and Jo Daniels in the office as they provide so much support during the six months of planning, plus of course to all the volunteers, without whom the event would simply not be able to happen.”
All surplus money made from the day is used to enhance services at the Hatch Warren and Beggarwood Community Centres.
The Hatch Warren and Beggarwood Community Association also thank the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP and local borough councillor Terri Reid for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the event. Thanks also go to Simmons and Sons and Wills Chandler who most generously donated major sponsorship to this event.