An opportunity to get a free photo while posing in fancy dress proved to be one of the highlights of the recent Redbridge learning disability festival.

The photo booth formed part of our stand at an annual festival for people with learning disabilities held at Wanstead Rugby Club on 19th June.

The event attracted around 200 of our learning disability customers from across London.

One of our customers, Richard*, said: “I had lots of fun, it was great dressing up and nice to get the pictures”.

Another person said about the photo booth: “What a fantastic idea. It was a wonderful experience. Amazing props. I enjoyed the dressing up. It was so popular, you just needed a bigger booth!”

Aside from dressing up for photos, the festival offered a range of activities. For the more active there was chance to try out different sports, including a Zumba session. A Bollywood dance group and live bands were also on hand to keep everyone entertained.

Some Family Mosaic customers took to the stage to give musical performances to an audience that included friends, family and children from Oak View School, Wanstead.

The event took place as part of Learning Disability Week (15-21 June) to help raise awareness of learning disability services such as ours. It was jointly organised by the London Borough of Redbridge and Redbridge and Waltham Forest providers such as Family Mosaic, Norwood, Outward Housing, Uniting Friends and MENCAP.

Several members of the facilities team took time out from their usual office based roles to lend a hand at the event, helping to, among other things, take photos and set-up the photo booth.

Learning disability team leader Grace Tama expressed thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success, including the facilities team.

You can see more pictures from the event here.

*Name changed