The Garden Committee runs three annual events in the Garden – the Summer Party in late June, Bonfire Night Fireworks and Christmas Carols.
After another wonderful Bonfire Night, the next event in the Garden will be the Christmas Carols which this year will take place on Monday December 14th, starting at 6.45pm.
The event takes place next to the Christmas tree at the North end of the garden, which you will shortly see 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 to keep you warm, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army. Prices will be £2.00 for a glass of mulled wine, or for an extra 50p you can get a mince pie as well. Over the last few years we’ve raised over £4,000 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 Age Concern Westminster 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 leave them outside the back of Tony and Jan Stern’s flat at 55D Warrington Crescent (adjacent to the playground, with fairy lights on the fence), or bring them to the tree on Monday night before the concert.
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 pray for a rainless night – you can see the BBC four-day weather forecast for London by clicking here