Issued: May 12, 2019
Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing praises "tremendous community effort" at Chigwell May Fayre
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Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing was among the hundreds of people who enjoyed the sunshine at the Chigwell May Fayre.
Dame Eleanor addressed the crowds before visiting the stalls and meeting Rotarians who organised Sunday afternoon's event.
Among the stallholders was Chigwell School student Alicia Porter who is raising money to travel to volunteer at a summer school in Romania.
Alicia needs to raise £1,800 to meet her travel costs, and to purchase arts and crafts materials to take with her to use with the Romanian children.
Dame Eleanor said: "I was delighted to meet Alicia and to hear about her volunteering adventure. I was pleased to support her endeavours and wish are all the very best for her visit to Romania this summer."
She added: "Once again the Chigwell May Fayre was a tremendous community effort, organised by the Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell Rotary Club and involving local people who either had stalls, were involved with the entertainment or simply came out to enjoy an afternoon in the sun."
Among the entertainment was dance performances by youngsters from Dance 21 while music was provided by the choir and solo musicians from West Hatch High School.