Age Concern Southend celebrates the Coronation of King Charles III with special tea dance event
The Haven Community Hub was decked with patriotic bunting, flags and balloons ready to welcome visitors to a Coronation tea dance featuring ballroom, Latin and party dances, led by instructor Lynsey Hay, who holds a regular Thursday dance class at the Hub.
Deborah Walne, Fundraising Officer at Age Concern Southend said, “It was lovely to see the community coming together to celebrate the Coronation and raise money for our charity. Everyone came ready to dance and have fun, it was a fantastic atmosphere. We were thrilled Sir James Duddridge MP attended and also gave a lovely speech!”
Through the sales of tickets and a raffle, the event raised just under £300 for Age Concern Southend.
Deborah continues, “The event was also supported by volunteers and donations which made it even more special. Visitors enjoyed refreshments provided by Wenzels and Greggs and cake donated by Joyce Cousins. They were also welcomed by Graham, our resident organist, enjoyed a Coronation quiz from the class instructor Lynsey Hay and the talented regular and volunteer Doris Lambert contributed the most lovely knitted items.”