Hampstead Garden Suburb community raise £5,000 for war veterans charity

Martin Bell with Josephine Grace (front, left). Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Martin Bell with Josephine Grace (front, left). Picture: Nigel Sutton. - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead Garden Suburb residents have celebrated raising over £5,000 through an annual community charity day.

The annual Winter Fair, held in November at the Free Church Hall, in Northway, the Suburb, raised £5,123 for mental health charity Combat Stress to support war veterans.

Members of the Winter Fair committee gathered at the Free Church Hall earlier this month to hand over a cheque for the funds raised to Josephine Grace, a volunteer community fundraising manager for Combat Stress.

They were joined by former BBC war reporter and MP Martin Bell.

Mr Bell, a Suburb resident, cuts the ribbon at the fair each year.


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In November, more than 300 residents attended the fair, which offered stalls selling jewellery, crafts, homemade cakes, collectables and Christmas cards.

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