Thanks to all our helpers who made the Friends’ two Christmas events on Dec 8th such a great occasion.
A lot goes on behind the scenes to make these events a success. The singers leading the carols at Skylark had taken the trouble to rehearse and the main organisers, ‘Conductor’ Nikki Marsh and carols lead, Penny Clark, also put in additional time to select and schedule the carols, as well as to agree which version to use. Lisa Villaseca worked her IT magic making the songbooks so attractive.
Thanks also to Skylark for finding space for everyone when the weather turned inclement and for donating proceeds from the mulled wine and mince pies to the Friends. Very Christmas spirited.
Meanwhile, our stunningly effective Christmas tree decorating team – Sarah, Lisa and Rachel – produced some really beautiful, natural decorations, mostly crafted from leaves, twigs and seeds found on the Common. Our Christmas tree was a real stunner. You can see it at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Trinity Road until Twelfth Night, as part of the Wandsworth Christmas Tree Festival. It’s worth a visit, with our tree voted (unofficially) joint ‘first’ in the whole Festival. Not bad for first timers!