On December 4th 2016 around 100 TLERA members, friends and children gathered in the Triangle (the enclosed garden between Horniman Drive and Liphook Crescent) to sing traditional carols and seasonal songs, ‘heedless of the wind and weather’ – it was cold and very breezy! It was the first time that the Association had held such an event, which as well as being a get together for TLERA members, was a fundraiser for the charity Crisis at Christmas.
The Triangle was beautifully decorated with candle bags and fairy lights. There were mince pies and stollen, and the mulled wine mostly flowed freely. The carols were led by a small group of singers from the Estate, with the song sheets illuminated by hand held candles in jars. All in all it was a lovely event which members really enjoyed, and £220 was raised for the charity.
It is hoped that this will become a regular event. If any other singers or musicians would like to join in the planning for next year, please do get in touch. Thanks to everyone involved for helping to make this such a success.