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Haggerston church hosts summer fun day

PUBLISHED: 09:23 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 22 August 2018

Ann Williams, 88, takes part in the Fit to Fite session. Picture: Darell Philip

Ann Williams, 88, takes part in the Fit to Fite session. Picture: Darell Philip

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Positive vibes were in the air as people flocked to a family fun day put on by members of the Hackney Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Shemaiah N'guessan (left) and Joel Lendor (third from left) with friends. Picture: Darell PhilipShemaiah N'guessan (left) and Joel Lendor (third from left) with friends. Picture: Darell Philip

The event in Haggerston attracted both young and old with the variety of stalls and free activities offered.

As well as there being tasty Caribbean cuisine, music to get everyone on their feet, a bouncy castle for the little ones and a domino tournament for the elders, there were also stalls promoting health and well-being.

Event co-ordinator, Andrea Simpson, said the fun day was a follow up to the march the church did around Hackney during the May bank holiday in response to the knife and gun crime in the borough.

“After our march around Hackney many people asked us what we would do next,” said Andrea. “Today was another opportunity to be out in the community to offer free health advice and fun activities for youngsters to let everyone know we care and are here to support those in need.”

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