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

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 February 2015

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

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

© Nigel Sutton email

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.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ham&High. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Hampstead Highgate Express