Crystal Palace Christmas appeal needs £1,400 in just 7 days

Organisers of a crowdfunder for a Crystal Palace Christmas tree have less than a week to raise another £1,400 to secure further funding for the community festive season.

Jingle bells: a community group needs another £1,400 in the next week to pay for Christmas decorations

The community group, organised by the Crystal Palace Festival group, has managed to secure pledges of more than £2,000 from residents and a slew of local businesses.

But they need to hit a target of £3,500 by their deadline of noon next Friday to secure additional match funding towards the cost of a tree at Belvedere Road and Church Road junction, as well as twinkling lights around the Triangle and other festive activities, concerts and performances.

Among those traders who have signed up already include the George Irvin Funfair, The Faber Fox, Amphlett Lissimore, Vien, Simon Carter, Coconut Trading and Decorum.

Today, the organisers issued an urgent appeal for additional donations. “We had such a gorgeous tree in 2020 and 2019, it would be a shame if we can’t raise the funds this year and the Triangle would look very bare for Christmas.

“If we can reach our target then Father Christmas will switch on the lights on December 4 and we will be able to gather together to sing carols around the tree with our friends and family.”

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