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Sweet idea for Jubilee party

A group of mums came up with a sweet way to raise enough money for a Jubilee street party.

The parents, in Murray Road, South Ealing, put on their aprons and went baking crazy to ensure they could have a slice on the action on June 5.

The cake sale raised more than £300 for refreshments and a bouncy castle in the street as part of celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Anna Ebdon, who helped organise the sale, said: “It was great, we raised £325 and were only expecting about £50.

“People were coming up and donating money because they can’t come on the day and others gave us cakes to sell to raise extra cash.

“It makes us smile every day to think we’re helping our community become closer and to help it grow. There are a few royalists in the group who are really looking forward to the jubilee, but mostly we just want to meet our neighbours. It’s great to be able to walk down your street, to recognise people and say hello.”

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “So many people across the borough enjoyed the street parties, lunches and events last year to celebrate the royal wedding that we are expecting quite a few to hold events again this year.

“The long weekend is a great opportunity for neighbours, friends and families to come together and enjoy being part of the community, while helping Her Majesty celebrate 60 years as Queen.”


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