Tue, December 18, 2018
On Friday 14th December we hosted the community festival: WinterFEST. The event was a huge success that showcased the community spirt around Castlehaven. Attractions included an ice skating rink, Father Christmas Grotto, children’s rides, bouncy castle, festive stalls and local performers.
Highlights of the day included a cheque presentation from MVF Global, who have managed to raise £14,000 for Castlehaven through their recent fundraising activities. If that wasn’t enough, they also had their amazing choir perform a festive set that went down very well. MVF keep surprising us with their amazing fundraising abilities, and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.
Other special guests included Alex from the WeAreTheBlackCap, a collective committed to saving the Black Cap gay bar in Camden. Alex entertained the crowd with a medley of songs, often getting help from our Operations Manager Tricia. Talking of special guests, Father Christmas had a particularity productive day, handing out over 100 gifts to local good boys and girls.
Castlehaven’s various partners and collaborators also contributed to the event, with The Outside Project running an arts & crafts tent, whilst Camden Health Kicks provide the warm drinks. We were also treated to the great voice of Imogen Fowler, who performed a series of musical theatre numbers.
We would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers who helped with the event’s organisation, it wouldn’t have possible without you. We would also like to thank Camden Council for helping us with funding, and our Social Enterprise: The Littlehaven Nursery for helping with the organisation. See you at the next festival.