It all started when Paul Howard, a resident of Radlett Village, was interested in putting on The Radlett Carnival event last year, 2015. It was too late to raise a committee so instead he decided to put on a small children's fair event instead in the grounds of the Radlett Village Institute & The Radlett Men's Club.
A lot of work went into the event. Radlett Village institute allowed the use of their hall and gardens for free, Radlett Men's Club & DC Autos provided some financial support and DC Autos brought down their drift car. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by lots of lovely people.
The event raised £520.00 for charity. At the time Paul had not decided which charity but wanted it to be a local one. Having looked for one, he remained undecided until Emma Harrington, Producer, at Herts inclusive Theatre, contacted him.
Emma had heard that Paul had raised some money for charity through The Men's Club and invited Paul to one of HIT's workshops where he met her and the team. "I was delighted," said Paul. "The kids all turned up so excited, their faces were a picture as to how happy they were to be there. I soon realised that this was the place for the money raised."
"My only wish is that I had raised more," he continued. "But we have started what I hope to be a great relationship and I'll endeavour to hold more charity events in Radlett including a comedy night, at The Radlett Village Institute, on 23 April, St George's Day."
Herts Inclusive Theatre will be having a stall at this year's Radlett Carnival on 26 June 2016 and will also be putting on a show on stage. "It's going to be an amazing event, not to be missed," said Paul. "Come along, have some fun and show your support for Herts Inclusive Theatre."