Christmas memories bring joy to St Clare Hospice

Charity / Sat 29th Jan 2022 am31 11:30am

THE Old Harlow Traders Association have today donated £500 to St Clare Hospice. The money was raised through the sale of Christmas baubles which were placed on a special Memory Christmas tree in Old Harlow High Street.

Phil Barrow of Daniel Robinson & Sons, who sponsored the tree, said:`We realise how difficult it has been of late and Christmas is always a difficult time in itself. With this in mind, we thought a tree in the High Street, which residents could place a bauble on with their own message inside to a loved one, would be a nice, simple, but meaningful gesture, and one which we hoped would bring some comfort over the festive period’.

The baubles were available from The Flower Box in the High Street, and if desired a donation could be left for the Hospice. 

Tony Mayes, Pastor at Harlow Baptist Church in Old Harlow, who also belongs to the traders group, said ‘the main purpose of the group is to raise money all year round to fund the High Street Christmas lights. We arrange many events to do this so the lights can be enjoyed by everyone. We are always looking for more or new local business to join us in our efforts and would welcome any extra support’.

If your business would like to be part of The Old Harlow Traders Association, then please email Chris Smith – [email protected] or Tony Mayes – [email protected] .There is no cost, other than to give up a few hours of your time during the year, and the reward is a wonderful festive display at Christmas which brings joy and happiness to everyone. 

Tony continued, `last year was particularly difficult to fundraise given the restrictions in place. We are extremely grateful to GRAHAM Group who are currently building the new M11 junction 7a for their generous donation and support in making the 2021 lights happen.

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