Charity members took part in one of the world’s largest street festivals by dancing in elaborate outfits.

People from Harrow Mencap made an appearance at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival by partnering with a band with over 20 years performing experience.

MaKING Carnival were joined by ten young people from the charity who had the opportunity to create their own costumes and masks, customise their trainers and learn a carnival dance routine.

On Carnival Sunday, over 30 family members and Harrow Mencap supporters joined them as they danced the carnival route.

An ITV London Tonight film crew visited The Good News Church in Harrow Weald and filmed preparations including members practicing their dance routine.

The programme was aired on August 23, three days before the carnival.

Abigail Simeon, community support facilitator at Harrow Mencap, said: “Our young people had a fantastic time preparing and taking part in this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.

“People with learning disabilities have lots of potential and they love music. It’s important that they are given the opportunity to be part of the community.

“It was great that ITV London Tonight came along to report on the preparations. We would like to thank MaKING Carnival for giving our members the opportunity to join in. They are already looking forward to taking part next year.”