Carolers and Christmas Tree

The Garden Committee runs three annual events in the Garden – the Summer Party in late June, Fireworks Night in November and Christmas Carols in mid-December.

Next up is the Christmas Carols, which will take place on the evening of Monday 8th December at 6.45 pm. The event takes place next to the Christmas tree in the middle of the garden, which arrives shortly and will be lit up in the evenings. A small band from the Salvation Army come to our garden and lead us in a selection of Christmas Carols, and there will also be mince pies and mulled wine on sale to keep you warm, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army. Over the last few years we’ve raised more than £5,000 for the Salvation Army’s city centre Homeless Project (through donations as well as mince pie sales  it should be clarified….).

We also encourage you to bring along food, clothing and blanket parcels to donate, which we forward to The Salvation Army to distribute to the lonely and elderly in time for Christmas. Food should be non-perishable (i.e tins, etc) and clothing and blankets should be put in plastic bags to protect them from the elements. Please either bring them beforehand to Jan and Tony Stern’s house at 55D Warrington Crescent or  after 6pm on the night leave them by the mince pie stand.

So please come along, it’s one of the nights that makes you realise how special it is to live in a community like this. Bring a torch, and your warmest clothes and pray for a rainless night – we couldn’t possibly have rain on all 3 of the our big events, could we ?? You can see the BBC four-day weather forecast for London by clicking here