A Christian church congregation in Leyton plans to honour fathers with a family event on June 14

Gilchrist Thomas (second row, far right) believes more recognition should be given to fathers

Gilchrist Thomas (second row, far right) believes more recognition should be given to fathers

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A church has organised a family event aimed at recognising the important role of fathers

To mark Fathers Day on June 15, The Potter's House Church congregation, based in Lea Bridge Road, will lead a parade of proud fathers from Bakers Arms to the Coronation Gardens in Buckingham Road, Leyton

Following the parade on June 14, an afternoon of activities organised by former dance DJ Gilchrist Thomas, 39, will take place from 1pm to 4pm at the Gardens.

Mr Thomas of Bosworth Close, Walthamstow, is now a family support worker in Haringey and a married father-of-two.  

"It has been organised to honour fathers and to recognise the important and key role that fathers play within the family unit. 

"Fathers Day is often overlooked and deemed as of less importance than Mothers Day.

"Our aim is to bring families together regardless of age or culture with a variety of games, entertainment and fun activities with a positive theme throughout," said Mr Thomas.

Entertainment and games include a rodeo bull, tug-of-war, a penalty shoot out, three legged races, face-painting, a bouncy castle and drama, music and poetry.

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11:08am Wed 28 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is a great idea as so many kids are being born whereby the fathers show little or no interest and also fail to pay towards their upkeep.

I would have thought though this could upset those kids with two mothers in lesbian relationships as they of course would not have a father figure as such.
This is a great idea as so many kids are being born whereby the fathers show little or no interest and also fail to pay towards their upkeep. I would have thought though this could upset those kids with two mothers in lesbian relationships as they of course would not have a father figure as such. Villagecranberry
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