Dressed in blue, Margaret Ali started the evening off by first welcoming everyone to not only a Christmas celebration, but also a winter celebration, where Eid, Diwali, and Hanukah are commemorated as well as Christmas.
She then introduced Dolores Read, who gave an overview of WFWP’s events over the past year. From a talk about reflexology to a coffee morning on classical composers, WFWP’s South London branch definitely had a lot of events going on in just one year.
Afterwards everyone put their hands together to welcome Louisa Woodley, councillor for Thornton Heath area in London. She talked about the various campaigns she has been involved in, including involvement as a Trade Unionist.
Ashley Crosthwaite proceeded to talk about the Destiny Junior School in Uganda, to which he and WFWP have been hugely contributing to. According to statistics, only 45% of children in Uganda are able to receive the education they need.
Having only started recently, it was a big surprise to discover that Destiny Junior School came 6th out of 200 schools in the district.
The afternoon continued with beautiful performances by various solo acts and was concluded with a well-sung rendition of Merry Christmas by everyone, including the audience, who cheerfully joined in.
When it was time for the raffle draw, all were in good spirits. Last but not least a buffet was served made by many of the staff to feed everyone present,which turned out to be a higher number than expected. All in all, a pleasant celebration that raised over £300 for a very good cause.