After the spectacular success of Bonfire Night (are we getting smaller or is the bonfire getting bigger ??) our final event for the year is almost upon us, Christmas Carols in the garden. They will take place this Thursday night, December 8th, starting at 6.45pm.
The event takes place next to one of the Christmas trees in 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 hot mince pies, mulled wine and spiced apple juice to keep you warm, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army. Prices will be £2.00 for a glass of mulled wine, £1.00 for a glass of hot spiced apple juice and £1.00 for a minced pie. Over the last few years we’ve raised over £4,000 for the Salvation Army’s City Centre Homeless Project.
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 bring them to Tony and Jan Stern’s flat at Basement, 55D Warrington Crescent , or bring them to the tree on Thursday night before the concert.
We should all obviously keep an eye on the weather forecast, but at the moment, for what it is worth, it looks OK. In addition to warm clothes, you will need to bring a torch, so you can read the songsheets we supply. It’s a really lovely evening for those that haven’t been before, we would encourage you to come and it’s a great event for kids as well. See you out there !