Save the cost of a plane ticket to Florida and have your photo taken with Mickey Mouse here in Carshalton.

Pauline Bier was one of the people struggling with Dumbo on the float earlier in the day. Having hot-footed it across Carshalton and changed into costume, she gamely drew people to the stall raising funds for Carshalton Association for the Elderly (CAFE).

They are aiming to raise £37,000 for a new bus to transport people to and from Day Centres. Already they have reached £30,000. I’m sure that today’s efforts will help but if any readers wish to rediscover their philanthropic urge, you can make a donation by contacting Pauline at the offices of Meals on Wheels at the Ecology Centre, Festival Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NY. Go on, be generous. It’ll only go on curry and beer otherwise.