Garden party for Salvation Army

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HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a day of fun in the sun in celebration of the Salvation Army’s 125th anniversary in Horsham on Saturday.

The garden party on May 12 included sporting events with retired Olympian Ian Richards, a puppet show and children’s activities at the church in Booth Way, Horsham.

Performances were given by the Leechpool Primary School Choir, The Salvation Army Kids Choir from Eastbourne, and the Puppet Group from Brighton.

A variety of stalls also drew the crowds and helped to raise over £2,300 which will be invested back into the community and help many of the church’s community projects to flourish.

The event concluded with The Salvation Army band, puppets and kids choir joining together for a songs of praise.

The Salvation Army has been in Horsham and Crawley since 1887 providing services to the community through a thriving church programme with activities for everyone from babies to retired people throughout the week.

Other anniversary events open to the public are planned for the coming months, including a weekend of concerts by the highly acclaimed Household Troops Band in August.

More information on all the events can be found on

Contributed by the Salvation Army