This year’s Furzedown Christmas market was the biggest yet, judging by the number of stalls, visitors, shoppers and singers who gathered along Moyser Road.
As well as Santa’s grotto, mulled wine and craft stalls there was entertainment provided by two local choirs who sang traditional Christmas carols.
Sadiq said “The community spirit at the Furzedown Christmas market shone through the choral singing. When the choir kindly offered me a song sheet, I was glad to be able to add my voice”.
Sadiq was also happy to help out at the Furzedown Community Network stall which was raising money to support the local foodbank.
“Furzedown’s foodbank, under the careful guidance of the Reverend Sue Clarke, does a wonderful job for this community and for people coming from across the borough. Some of the money raised at the Winter market for the foodbank will be spent on gifts, wrapping paper, chocolates and other Christmas treats so that families who depend on the foodbank can share in some of the Christmas cheer”.
The foodbank is open every Thursday from 10am-12 at St Pauls Church, Moyser Road, Furzedown.