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Donations pour in for disadvantaged children at Gladsmuir Road Street Party

PUBLISHED: 13:59 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:21 14 December 2015

Carols at the Gladsmuir Road Christmas street party. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Carols at the Gladsmuir Road Christmas street party. Picture: Nigel Sutton

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Dozens of food parcels and Christmas presents were donated for disadvantaged children in north London at a Christmas street party in Highgate.

More than 250 people gathered in Gladsmuir Road yesterday to sing carols by candlelight and see a “living advent window” unveiled at the headquarters of the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation – a charity set up nearly five years ago in memory of 17-year-old Channing schoolgirl Allie Wylie.

Local celebrities Michelle Collins, Juliet Stevenson and Bill Paterson supported the event, with soap actress Ms Collins singing a version of Baby It’s Cold Outside.

The donations will be delivered by the charity this and next week to impoverished local children.

AWTF founder and Allie’s mum Lindsey Wylie said: “We had amazing community support and unbelievable generous food donations and presents to make sure as many local children as possible have a lovely Christmas.”

Carols at the Gladsmuir Road Christmas street party. Picture: Nigel SuttonCarols at the Gladsmuir Road Christmas street party. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Place donations into a bucket outside 70 Gladsmuir Road until Monday.

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