THE MAYOR of Thurrock received a cheque for Â£3,000 from the Stanford carnival.
Mayor, cllr Steve Liddiard was joined by South Basildon and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe at the Crooked Billet.
The monies will be passed to Great Ormond Street hospital.
The hospital thanked the committee for all their hard work and said the money would be used to support life saving operations for youngsters.
A good time was had by all at the Billet fun evening where judging took place to find the area carnival queen