Lakehouse sponsors St Helier Festival
31 Jul 2012
Lakehouse staff braved the high winds to help out at St. Heliers Festival in Sutton. With the help of Illustrious Homes (and some major pegging down of the gazebos) the event was a huge success.
Lakehouse provided the bouncy castle and some top quality face painters. There was a kitchen and bathroom demonstration area where residents could ask Lakehouse any questions about the improvement works. Lakehouse staff also raised £43 for the Lakehouse Ladies in the Race for Life. Gary Bruce, Director of Communities and Regeneration, helped out with the rest of the staff to get the balloons out and make sure everything ran smoothly.
Lenny nearly got signed up as a member of the armed forces before turning his attention to the big top. He hoola hooped with various members of the circus that had arrived to help entertain the kids.
Throughout the day, a game of Beat the Keeper took place. If someone got three goals, they were entered into a prize draw. Alexa Loukas from Sutton Housing Partnership drew the winner - Billy Macauley from Carshalton. There was a bit of drama when he couldn't find his ticket and a nervous wait to see if it was his phone that rang. When it did there were smiles all round as Billy's bike had broken a few weeks prior to the event!
Delroy Ecclestone (RLO) kept the good mood going as he came in first in the mascot race, running 100m in 14 seconds, winning £250 for charity and a place in a large mascot race in Brighton next month.
Karen Price thanked the Lakehouse staff saying "A big thank you to Lakehouse, for making the St. Helier Festival a memorable, successful event. Despite the high winds and problems with gazebos, it was a really good event again and it has grown again since last year. I think all the mascots were a definite added bonus; they did a fabulous job of entertaining the children all day, well done on 1st place in the race!"