From Carolling to Christmas cards we've been having a lot of Festive fun.
Last Thursday children from our after school club went Carolling in Compton Lodge Care Home, just down the road from our building. The children really enjoyed singing and the residents of Compton Lodge had a great time listening to the festive entertainment. They were also joined by volunteers from our local Marriott Hotel, who kindly provided the Christmas hats, mince pies and hot chocolate for all.
We set up a stall in Swiss Cottage Market to sell Christmas cards, with all proceeds going towards our work at The Winch. We would like to
thank all the passers-by who helped us out and the children in our after school club for designing the cards and even helping to sell them! It was lovely to see so many new and familiar faces supporting our work by buying cards or making a donation.
Jayanti and Lydia (our Chief Operating Officer and Fundraising Officer) were invited to have a go on the JW3 Ice rink with some other members of local community groups. They had great fun and managed to skate for a whole hour without falling over.
On Friday 16th December we held a bucket collection in Swiss Cottage Tube Station and a carolling session just outside. We raised over £500 and had many staff, volunteers and even passers-by join in the carolling!