An annual event to raise money for local charities, led by the CCRA singing group but open to all. Every year near the beginning of December we go round the streets in the CCRA area singing Christmas carols and making a collection for local charities. We are grateful to local residents who have been consistently generous with their donations.

 

 

CAROL SINGING, DECEMBER 14 & 17, 2020

Current total raised: £500 plus online donations

Our annual fundraising event took a slightly different form this year. Groups of socially distanced singers sang over 2 evenings in a total of 4 locations. The singing was live-streamed on the CCRA facebook page (where you can still watch us!) and we encouraged people to donate online, though we also had a collection bucket with us. The weather on our first evening was wet and unwelcoming, but our second evening was graced with fine weather which enabled people to come out and join us, from a safe distance. We are very pleased to say that so far we have raised £450 for Greenwich Food Bank, and this total does not include whatever online donations people have made. It does, however, include one very generous donation of £100 for which we are most grateful.

It is not too late to make your donation – please see the details below, and thank you to everyone – the singers and helpers who took part in the event, and the people who donated so generously.

HOW TO DONATE
Via the GFB website at https://greenwich.foodbank.org.uk/ and click on the red DONATE button in top RH corner
On Facebook, use the donate button and type in Greenwich Food Bank
By bank transfer: sort code 20-49-81; a/c no 73374432 (Greenwich Food Bank)

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

Money raised since 2012

Singing in the snow

2012 –  Blind Independence Greenwich (£357)
2013 – Greenwich Young Carers (£271)
2014 – Greenwich Foodbank (£240)
2015 – Dementia Carers Greenwich, Greenwich Foodbank (£280 each)
2016 – Charlton Toy Library,  Greenwich Foodbank (£285 each)
2017 – Greenwich Food Bank (£570)
2018 – Greenwich Food Bank, Greenwich Winter Night Shelter (£335 each)*
2019 – Greenwich Food Bank, Greenwich Winter Night Shelter (£315 each)
* this total was boosted by a kind donation from CCRA resident Sarah Hornsey and her team who won the White Swan Christmas Quiz and donated their £60 prize to our fund. The members of the team were: Sarah Hornsey, Cathy Boorer, Zoe Jestico, Pippa Koszerek, David Gayther, Malcolm Clack, Gavin Hadland, Ilona Hadland.
Some letters of appreciation:
Greenwich Foodbank (2018)
I want to thank you and your fellow residents for the generous contribution you have made towards the cost of Greenwich Foodbank. It is great to know that your organisation is supporting us. It is very reassuring that we are able to act as agents of the community to help our neighbours when they fall into difficulty, especially as none of us are immune from the challenges that life sometimes throws at us. Last year we were able to provide food support to more than 7500 people in Greenwich. To this we collected and distributed over 70 tonnes of food. Your support will help us to maintain this service this year, so we are thankful to you all. Thank you.
Charlton Toy Library (2016)
Thank you so very much to all of you at the Central Charlton Residents Association for the donation
of £285 raised from your Christmas Carol Singing. It is very kind of you to support us in this way. As you know we are an independent charity and we raise all our own funds from a variety of sources. Every penny counts and support of local organisations and businesses is much appreciated. In 2016 / 17 we supported 319 local families including 469 local children. Our mobile outreach project helped 146 disadvantaged and isolated families in Greenwich borough. We also provided volunteer opportunities for 23 local people.