Festive cheer spread over Edmonton Green far and near as each week in December we travelled to a different destination.
Saturday 7th December saw the residents and shoppers dancing through the streets of Edmonton as the rhythm and beat filled them with excitement. The event saw hundreds embrace the traditions of Have yourself an Afro Caribbean Christmas. With Royal London African Drumming School putting on an incredible drum and dance workshop that could be heard throughout the centre.
On Saturday 14th December we learnt about new traditions and how in the Philippines they light up the night sky with their traditional lantern making.
Over 70 children took part in creating their own adaptation of a Filipino lantern, with a little bit of glitter, Pom Pom’s and tissue paper we saw some wonderful creations come to life.
Edmonton Green closed the Christmas events in the best way, by holding an incredible carolling service from Tamil Church of God, Palmers Green and craft session for our Eastern European neighbours and friends.
We must not forget that the Christmas season is one of giving and Edmonton Green did just that with the help of the local community.
On Monday 23rd Edmonton Green paid a visit to not one but two organisations, both Chase Farm Hospital and Edmonton Baptist Church were on the receiving end this Christmas as members of the Edmonton Green Management team headed out doing their best for local causes.
Both Lee Papadopoulos, Centre Manager and June Tonge, Centre Administrator visited the staff of Chase Farm Hospital, donating a cheque of £300.00 to the hospital’s cancer paitents for them to enjoy a massage over the festive period. The team also brought enough presents to see the paitents and visitors to the hospital through to the New Year.
On Tuesday 24th the team then also visited the local Baptist Church, Edmonton Baptist Church to donate enough products to make up over 100 hampers to help the local homeless. Items included food, water, warm clothing to keep them going through the cold season.