From Mid-November onwards, the lead up to Christmas was a busy time for our supporters and fund-raisers.

Events started with an evening Fair organised by Wilson House at Bishop Luffa School, closely followed by our own stall at Broadwater Baptist Church two days later, events took off to a great start. The first of our two big Saturday events – The Pre-Christmas Sale, raised nearly £400 and, a week later, The Carol Concert by Candlelight raised nearly £300. In between these events, Broadwater C of E Primary School exhibited our Slum House and launched the T-Shirt colouring competition at their Christmas Fair.

Our thanks to all who helped and took part. Not least Jacob Keet and David Poley, who provided excellent music at the concert, and the staff of Oscar’s for supplying the fish and chip supper.

On Christmas Day staff and pupils at the Orphanage will be enjoying a special Christmas Dinner thanks to your donations towards this event. Enough money has been sent to buy new clothes for our residents, to be worn on Christmas Day. We hope to have the photos on Facebook very shortly after Christmas.

Work is also beginning on the muddy pathways around the cook house – pictures will be published as soon as we receive them from our friends at Unity School.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us this year. A very happy Christmas to you all.