Churches across London, including three in Croydon, are inviting their local communities to help bring hope to some of the country’s most vulnerable children this festive season by supporting their candle-lit Christingle celebration in aid of The Children’s Society.
All money raised at special Christingle services will go towards providing life-changing support for vulnerable children and young people.
The Christingle services in Croydon will be taking place at:
St Barnabas, Higher Drive, Purley, and
St John the Evangelist, Canon’s Hill, Old Coulsdon, both at 4pm on December 11, and
St Matthew’s, Chichester Road, at 5pm on Christmas Eve, December 24.
“Families and communities are welcome to come and celebrate at the festive fundraising events, which revolve around children decorating oranges with red ribbon, cocktail sticks and sweets,” the Children’s Society say. “These, as well as a candle, highlight different parts of the Christian story.”
There are estimated to be almost 4 million children and young people in Britain dealing with hardship, abuse and neglect which are ruining childhoods and future prospects.
The Christingle fundraising events play a key role in supporting The Children’s Society’s vital work to help some of this country’s most vulnerable children. This year, the charity is aiming to raise £1.2 million and all funds raised will be crucial to its work.
“Vulnerable children and young people are at the very centre of what we do and we need to make sure their voices are heard so their lives can be improved,” said Matthew Reed, The Children’s Society chief executive. “These Christingle events in London and across the country make it possible for us to carry on our vital work and transform the lives of even more children in need of our help.”
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