FOMG: Our School Christmas Fun-Raiser

The Brockley Christmas Window Trail

On the 10th December, windows across Brockley will light up with Angels, Santa’s, Snowflakes and many other imaginative creations inspired by Christmas stories and traditions. These will be part of a charity project led by the Friends of Myatt Garden, which aims to bring the Brockley community together as we head into the festive season.

Residents are invited to create light-up Christmas windows in homes, shops, restaurants and other businesses so the town is aglow with Christmassy images. We hope this will be a great outlet for local creativity and give the community the opportunity to connect and feel part of something.

How to register your Christmas window: Follow the link and add your details to be included in the Brockley Christmas Window Trail.  Your street may already be planning Christmas windows, or this could be the first year; our aim is for all of Brockley to share in the joy! Also, if you aim to add alternative festive flair, such as carol singing, performing music or DJ’ing on your doorstep, please let us know so we can include that information. Click here: https://forms.gle/Mc8P8wrhe9b48kpx7

The Brockley Christmas Window Trail is a wonderful way for friends and families to get together and enjoy the trail from 10th December until 12th December; although we suspect most windows will glow all the way to Christmas. We need volunteers to flyer drop to promote the trail in the streets nearest to Myatt Garden between 28th and 30th November.

Can you help on your street –  click here to help us out: https://forms.gle/TY8TZdnsYoZg8Y7z6

We hope to make this a tradition and there are no hard fast rules, other than to keep it celebratory and fun. You may be given a really colourful Santa filled idea by your child and you run with it, or you may create a Skandi inspired window. Perhaps you’re a sculptor, artist, photographer, filmmaker, florist, student, or graphic designer and you want to share your creativity this Christmas with your neighbours. The most creative or fun windows will be shared on social media.

Fundraising: Our aim is to build community and raise money for the school.  We will be selling premium quality prints featuring the artwork of illustrator and ex-Myatt parent Leanne Stelmaszczyk.The exclusive prints are £5 each, and people will be invited to make a bigger donation if they wish. All participating window displays will be listed on the reverse.  There will also be a handy fold-out programme available for £1.

School Event Friday 10th December: We will launch the beginning of the trail with a festive fundraiser after school on Friday 10thDecember. Expect mince pies and mulled wine, drinks for the kids, Christmas music, festive stories and more if the weather is kind to us. We are hoping that the sale of our beautiful prints and a small festive outdoor event will support our fundraising. Please put this in your calendar as we would love lots of families to join in.

Whether you create a window, buy our exclusive print and handy pocket programme or come along for mince pies, we hope you enjoy the Brockley Christmas Window Trail, supporting the children of Myatt Garden Primary School.

We are so grateful for the generosity of our amazing volunteers and partners. We want to extend a huge thank you to ex-Myatt parent and illustrator Leanne Stelmaszczyk  @lelu.dots (Instagram), Myatt parents Adam Giles and Benna Schellhorn and a massive thank you to Guy at Conran Brockley for helping to fund this project.

Follow the project on Instagram @brockleychristmaswindowtrail and on our Facebook page @friendsofmyattgarden

Thank you.

From the Friends of Myatt Garden.

 

The Friends of Myatt Garden registered charity number 1106997. All proceeds from this event support the Children of Myatt Garden Primary School with fun and educational experiences.  

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