Following a glorious day of sunshine Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice staff are celebrating another successful Teddy Bears’ Picnic event which took place over the Bank Holiday weekend in Abbey Wood.

Over 200 families attended the fundraiser on Bostall Heath on Saturday 23rd August which aims to raise £5,000 for the specialist end of life care services the Hospice provides to local people living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley.

Entertainment was provided by Professor Taylor's Punch and Judy show who enthralled children with his traditional family fun puppet show. Pyramid Martial Arts from Woolwich got the whole family involved with their interactive martial art demonstration and Councillor Howard Marriner, Mayor of Bexley attended with the Hospice Mascot and Peppa Pig.

Thanks to donations from local Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and M&S Simply Food stores, the Hospice was able to provide hot BBQ food to visitors and a picnic lunchbox for every child.

Community Fundraiser Augusta Adu, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has supported the Teddy Bears’ Picnic event this year and we hope to see you all again this time next year when the event returns to the Hospice grounds.”

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic took place on the heath opposite the Hospice grounds this year because of the building works that are currently underway to improve access and facilities to the Abbey Wood-based Hospice.

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