Our Candlelit Carol Service has raised £1,700 for Transform Housing & Support’s work with local homeless and vulnerable people.
More than 150 people came to the Carol Service, which was held at Fetcham Park on Thursday 12 December. The service was led by The Reverend Paul Boughton, Rector of Fetcham, and the carols were led by the choir of St Mary’s Church Fetcham.
As guests arrived they were greeted by music from Transform client, Jasmine, who sang and played guitar. Jasmine lives in one of our supported housing projects for young people.
Readings during the service were given by the Chairman of Mole Valley Cllr David Sharland, the High Sheriff of Surrey Dr Helen Bowcock DL, the President of Leatherhead and District Chamber of Commerce Jackie Quinn, film producer Michael Ryan, Transform Chairman David Turner and Transform Vice Chairman David Steeds.
Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform Housing & Support, said:
“With Christmas approaching, it is easy to forget that some people do not have the things that many of us take for granted – a warm home, adequate food, and supportive family and friends. At Transform we provide housing and support for 750 local people, not just at Christmas but all year round. We help people to get back on their feet and give them hope for the future.
“The money raised from this event will allow us to help even more people to transform their lives. We are very grateful to Fetcham Park for hosting the event, to the Rector of Fetcham The Reverend Paul Boughton and the church choir, and to the Leatherhead and District Chamber of Commerce for their support.”