Fundraisers hold Frozen party for charity

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Choruses of Let it Go and For the First Time in Forever were heard at a fantastic fundraiser.

Youngsters enjoyed a Disney’s Frozen tea party and got the chance to sing with Elsa at a charity event this weekend.

Volunteers from Loud and Proud in Gosport hosted a 'Frozen' tea party in Gosport to raise funds for the Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation.  (left to right), Ciara Lucas, Connor Wornham, Sophie Jacobs, and Mercedes Harris.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (150802-4)

Volunteers from Loud and Proud in Gosport hosted a 'Frozen' tea party in Gosport to raise funds for the Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation. (left to right), Ciara Lucas, Connor Wornham, Sophie Jacobs, and Mercedes Harris.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150802-4)

Organised by the voluntary action group Loud and Proud and supported by the Big Lottery Fund, children were given the chance to dress up and raise money.

Project manager at Loud and Proud Nicola Ure said: ‘It was our volunteers’ idea to put on the party and they chose to put on a Frozen theme as it’s very popular at the moment.’

The funds from the party will go to the Alicia Pannell fund that helps the 11-year-old Gosport girl have the 24-hour care she needs.

Alicia’s mum Sharon said: ‘It’s hard to put into words what it means for Loud and Proud to donate money to us.

‘We need to raise £32,000 for a lift to put into our home for Alicia so this will go towards the £16,000 that we have already raised.

‘Alicia is a big Frozen fan so she loves listening to the music and being here today.’

The party will also help the Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation, which provides free use of caravans for respite time to children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

Oakley’s mum Lorraine said: ‘We are trying to raise money for a new caravan so I’m overwhelmed that we were picked as a local charity.

‘It’s amazing that the community has come together to raise money for two local charities.’

Through the day children snacked on sweets, sang and danced till they dropped and took part in Frozen party games, including making a human Olaf using tissue to create a snowman effect.

Volunteer at Loud and Proud and co-organiser Jenny Williams said: ‘The children loved the event and they enjoyed meeting all the characters.

‘We help out at other charity and we wanted to do our soon so we came up with this idea which we will be doing again.’

The event raised £500 for the charities.