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.

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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