Youngsters light up Royston community centre at 10th anniversary party

Mayor of Royston councillor Vera Swallow with Jonah Lock, three, Hannah, four, and Niamh Boyd, 10, a

Mayor of Royston councillor Vera Swallow with Jonah Lock, three, Hannah, four, and Niamh Boyd, 10, at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and District. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

A great time was had by all at this is year’s Light Party in Royston – which celebrated its 10th year.

The D'Souza family at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and

The D'Souza family at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and District. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

The event, at the Coombes Community Centre in Burns Road, provides an alternative to Halloween for children in the district.

Paul Brown of Churches Together – which organised the party – said: “We had 130 children come to the event many of them with their parents too, and everyone had a great time.

Joshua Moulds, four,has his face painted at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches To

Joshua Moulds, four,has his face painted at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and District. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

“The mayor, councillor Vera Swallow, came along and she was enjoying herself.

“The children were doing craft activities and games, all to do with light, and coming up with many creative ideas.

Children in fancy dress at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston

Children in fancy dress at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and District. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant


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“We want to thank everyone who helped out, including Morrisons, Tesco and the The Brian Leslie Racher Charitable Trust.

Helen Tobiss, who is from Chruches Together and has helped organise the event every year for the past decade, said: “We ran it originally as a one-off event but it has proved so popular we’ve done one every year.

The Davies family at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and D

The Davies family at The Light Party organised by volunteers from Churches Together in Royston and District. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

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“It’s so rewarding seeing children coming together and having such fun. We see this as an opportunity to celebrate and bring light back into what for many has become quite a dark festival of monsters and ghosts.”

For more go to ct-royston.org.uk.

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