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Princesses pop by for Stourbridge fun day

By Megan Archer | Stourbridge | Music | Published:

Thousands of pounds have been raised for Mary Stevens Hospice annual family fun day.

A young hospice supporter enjoying her day meeting Cinderella

Each year, the Stourbridge hospice hosts a community event in its grounds on Hagley Road, which this year raised almost £10,000.

Attendees were treated to a number of attractions and performances from the likes of Donchez Dacres, who opened the event, Bhangra Smash Up, Mary Stevens Hospice Choir, Dynamix, Ray & Beth, Mommy’s Mascots dance-a-long and games, Mick Brigdale, The Fitness Factory, Funtime Theatre, a bouncy castle, Trot-A-Lot pony rides and an all-day barbecue.

The annual MSH dog show ensured even four legged friends were involved in the big day. Alongside all of this were a whole host of stalls to ensure the local community enjoyed a day packed full of activities raising money for the Hospice.

The day started with a huge parade on Worcester Lane, led by a group of Peaky Blinders.

Following closely behind were a selection of princes and princesses including Aladdin and Jasmine who sat on an Aladdin themed float, complete with music from the movie. Alongside them were other characters such as Tinkerbell, Cinderella and Belle who later joined children for a magical afternoon tea.

The event also included an under 7’s and under 8’s football tournament, in which local clubs competed for the MSH invitational trophy. FC Crystal Hurricanes and Phoenix United were the winners of this year’s tournament.

Amanda Bowen, deputy head of fundraising and lottery at Mary Stevens Hospice Group said: "Everyone is overwhelmed by the response we have had to the day, and we are so, so grateful for the supporters coming in such numbers.

"We can’t say how grateful we are to all the volunteers, organisations, stall-holders and everyone else who made the day possible.

"The money raised will make just the most enormous difference to the families here, and without our community our work simply wouldn’t be possible."

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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