On the afternoon of 7 December, a small group of us from St. James’ URC sang carols for half an hour in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, as part of the Christmas Festival there.
Geoff Packe accompanied us on the mandolin, so hopefully we made a joyful noise!
We gave out some leaflets about Forest Group Christmas services and events to passers-by inbetween singing, so we felt it had been worthwhile.
On 19 December, seven of us went to Woodford Station, in the evening, and sang carols for about one hour to the people coming and going there, with Geoff playing for us again on the mandolin. We were collecting for Redbridge Single Homeless Project and we raised £215.
Thank you very much to everyone who turned up to help, at such a busy time of year, and especially to our musician, Geoff.
Thanks also to Louise and Simon who counted all the money.