Hosted by Pinney Talfourd on Monday 16 December, this year's 'Christmas at the Queen's' event was the most successful to date, raising £2,777.10 for charity.
A full crowd at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch enjoyed a selection of feel-good Christmas songs and carols performed by local choir, Dawn Chorus, led by Paul Rhodes.
Alongside them, the choir from Concordia Academy also sang a number of festive songs.
The record total was raised in aid of the Queen's Theatre charitable trust and Pinney Talfourd's own Charity of the Year, Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D), who provide a broad range of services and activities for people with physical disabilities and carers in the London Borough of Havering with the object of improving their quality of life, promote independence and meet their physical, emotional and recreational needs. Funds raised are divided equally between the two charities.
Local businesses supported the event by donating some fabulous prizes, including, flowers, prosecco and chocolates, a John Lewis luxury hamper and even a huge bundle of tools and remote control trucks from ITS.
Once all the singing was over, a selection of festive refreshments were available for all, courtesy of Pinney Talfourd.
If you would like to find out more about the Queen's Theatre or enquire about any performances, please contact the Box Office on 01708 443333. If you would like to find out more about this event or Pinney Talfourd's services, please contact 01708 229444.
Finally, everybody at Pinney Talfourd would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Our generous raffle donors were:
Bottle of Prosecco
Donated by Bruce Allen Accountants, 01708 766206
Donated by Station Pantry, 01708 608812
Donated by B.F. Mulley & Son, 01708 220330
Prosecco & Chocolates
Donated by Stephen James Lettings, 01708 444095
Bottle of Mulled Wine, Large Costa Cup and Christmas Cushions
Donated by Costa Coffee, 01708 227232, & Pinney Talfourd
Bouquet of Flowers
Donated by Red Earth Floral Design, 07960 945276
Donated by James Read Opticians, 01708 221086
£25 Gift Voucher
Donated by Aura Health and Beauty, 01708 251100
Set of Theatre Tickets
Donated by Queen's Theatre, 01708 443333
John Lewis Luxury Hamper
Donated by Pinney Talfourd, 01708 229444
We were also delighted to receive cash donations from local businesses and would like to thank: