A FESTIVE celebration of culture helped raise funds in memory of a Redditch teenager.
Redditch Chinese Association hosted a special children’s Christmas party at St Luke’s Memorial Hall in Headless Cross under the banner of Communities Together, a spin off from September’s bandstand festival.
Members of the Polish community got the party started with their Christmas Dance, performed by Olivia’s Dancers and there were also representatives from the Saturday Urdu School amongst others. Local traditions were celebrated as well as some of those from other cultures.
Children also had the chance to get creative with The Yum Tum Club by making sprout crisps as well as meet Santa, his elf and Mr Snowman.
A raffle, which manufacturing firm Kuretake donated to, raised £110 for the Royal Life Saving Society in memory of Richard Fellows, the 15-year-old who drowned in the River Arrow at the weir near to the Five Tunnels earlier this year.
The event was funded using money from Coun Graham Vickery’s divisional fund.
Boon Yeng, from the Chinese association, said: “It was great to see children from our different communities here in Redditch, coming together to enjoy the traditions of Christmas.”