A supermarket branch will be holding a week-long Caribbean carnival to support young people suffering with cancer.

The Morrisons store in Edgware Road, Colindale, will be holding a fiesta from Sunday through until Saturday, August 26 to raise money for Young Lives vs Cancer.

There will be music, a fundraising raffle drawn at 4pm, carnival goody bags on offer and food-tasting.

For children there will be balloon artisty, a £20 Morrisons gift voucher awarded to the child aged under 12 with the best costume, and a punch and smoothie bar in the afternoon on Thursday, August 24.

Throughout the week activities like face painting, eyebrow threading and a limbo competition run by Barnet and Burnt Oak Leisure will take place to get customers in the spirit.

Customers will be invited to get involved in the celebration, either by donating spare cash to the fundraising buckets, or by dedicating their time to volunteer for the event.

Shelley Crawford said: “We are very excited and there will be a lot of Caribbean food for our customers to try like coconut-water patties, jerk chicken, coleslaw and rice and peas.

“It is a cause close to our hearts, and we want to do everything we can to support them.

“The charity is not a well-known one, so this is why we want to bring them to people’s attention.”

The charity has been chosen by the supermarket giant as their chosen charity to support between 2017 and 2020 to raise cash and awareness for the cause.

The cause is run through CLIC Sargent, which formed in 2005 after CLIC (Cancer and Leukaemia In Childhood) and the Sargent Cancer Care for Children merged to combine their efforts to provide care.