It’s rapidly approaching the time of year that we all love and look forward to. It’s so exciting in the approach to Christmas to see the twinkling lights in the streets and to be tucking into hot chocolates, mulled wine and other treats with our loved ones. It’s also a time when we start to think of those who aren’t fortunate enough to be experiencing the joy we experience at Christmas. Some people don’t have any family to share this special time with, or even a home in which to rest their head.
Crisis is a fantastic charity who for the sum of just £22.32 offer a homeless person the following;
ONE PLACE AT CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS AND PROVIDES
- Welcoming support from people who really care
- A chance to shower, freshen up and get clean clothes
- Three nutritious hot meals including Christmas dinner
- A health check and treatment from a doctor, optician and dentist
- An introduction to Crisis’ year-round services for training and support for the future
If there’s ever a time to support those less fortunate than ourselves, we believe this is it. And why, when supporting them, don’t we take the opportunity to not only teach our children about the world but also have fun!
This year at Little Forest Folk, in lieu of Stir-it-up Sunday, we are holding a Stir-it-up Sunday-to-Sunday. From November 20th to 27th we will be making vast batches of mincemeat in Wimbledon, Chiswick and Fulham. We look forward to measuring, weighing and most importantly, ensuring that every little hand of our amazing children has a stir of the mincemeat for luck.
We will carefully measure out the mincemeat into jars and will be selling them to parents and the general public. Anyone who wants to support our campaign will be gladly welcomed!
A jar of our made-with-teeny-tiny-hands-and-love mincemeat will sell for £10 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Crisis. And for every 2 jars sold Little Forest Folk will donate the additional £2.32 to provide one place for a homeless person at Christmas.
We think they will make fantastic Christmas gifts for family and friends.
How to buy your jar
**Please remember to leave your name and we will reserve your jar for you to collect**.
Where to Buy or Collect your jar
We will also be selling at the locations as listed below, giving our children a fantastic experience of running a shop for a day. They love role playing shops so we look forward to letting them become real shopkeepers and hopefully totting up lots of sales to raise funds for Crisis.
The Scout Hut
Wimbledon parents and shoppers can collect or buy from our Little Forest Folk stall at The Scout Hut, Cottenham park road on Monday 19th December 10am-2.30pm
Fulham parents and shoppers can collect or buy their jars at
Cuckoo hibou on Wednesday 14th December 4-6pm
Cafe at Chiswick House and Gardens
Chiswick parents and shoppers can collect or buy from our Little Forest stall in front of the cafe at Chiswick House and Gardens, on Thursday 15th December 1-3pm
All parents are also welcome to collect their jars of mincemeat or buy more at our Christmas Party in the forest on 19th December.
Just let us know when you would like to collect your jars and we'll make sure to reserve yours.
Thank you for your support,
Little Festive Folk