We had an excellent time yesterday at our Community Switch-On event for the Christmas lights in Swinton Grove Park. Despite the cold, it was a lovely fresh and dry late afternoon and it was great to welcome families and children to have fun together. We had refreshments, a festive craft stall, treat bags and selection boxes for the children, and a special traditional Christmas activity: making a Christingle, or Christ light, a reminder of the original Christmas Story. We even attempted to sing some carols! And of course counted down from 10 to switch on the lights.
Big thanks to sponsors and partners M13 Youth Project, Elizabeth Gaskell's House, Grove Village, Forever Manchester, MossCare St Vincent Housing, Manchester City Council, Longsight Church of the Nazarene, Victoria Park Fellowship and Brunswick Church. The photos include some of the hard work beforehand getting ready for the event– thank you to all our voluneers. If you would like to help make this or other events happen in the future why not get in touch?
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