A Candlelit Carol Service at St Mary’s Church Fetcham has raised £1,500 in aid of Transform Housing & Support.
The carol service took place on Thursday 13 December and featured readings by the charity’s Patron Penelope Keith CBE DL, along with Chairman of Mole Valley Cllr Caroline Salmon, Surrey High Sheriff Karin Sehmer, and President of the Leatherhead and District Chamber of Commerce Jackie Quinn.
There was also a screening of a short film about the work of Transform, which was supported by ExxonMobil and featured several of the charity’s clients and staff.
After the service, everyone was invited to a drinks reception at Fetcham Park, adjacent to the church. There was an opportunity to buy the 2013 Transform Calendar, featuring artwork created by people that we support.
Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform Housing & Support, said:
“Unfortunately for many of the people we support, Christmas is often a sad and lonely time of year. Transform helps hundreds of homeless and vulnerable people to improve their lives – both at Christmas and throughout the year. We support people to overcome the problems they face and develop the skills and confidence to live independently.”
Transform is celebrating its 40th birthday during 2012. The carol service is the last of several events held during the year to mark this milestone.
Paul Mitchell continued:
“I would like to thank everyone who shared in this special Carol Service to conclude Transform’s 40th birthday year. We are particularly grateful to St Mary’s Church Fetcham, the church choir and the Reverend Paul Boughton, Parallel Business Venues and the Leatherhead and District Chamber of Commerce for their support with this event.”