Bellenden Big Tree

December 12th, 2015

image1Invitation to the Bellenden Big Tree 

Community members on Bellenden Road are excited about their first Bellenden big tree lighting and the gift collection for Southwark day centre for asylum seekers.

The lights come on at 5.30 12 December 2015 in the Sun Shine Garden on the corner of Choumert Road and Bellenden Road. Building on the success of the Bellenden Road big lunch, the Bellenden big tree was inspired by a local resident Anne Bowers’ memory of a similar event in her hometown as a child and a real appetite to build in the community spirit of the big lunch.

Everyone is invited and if you can please being a gift for the families that attend our local day centre for asylum seekers. Hats, gloves, socks, underwear, nappies and toys for children will be gratefully received

The event has been sponsored by local residents with a lot of support from the Bellenden Road businesses including Melange chocolate shop,Threads, Flock and Herd, In Car Multi Media, The Begging Bowl, Trio, the General Store, the Village Grocer, and Paul’s Custom Cycles.  Gareth James property have paid for the tree which is very generous.

The lights will be Christmas Tree light’s will be switched on at 5.30 by

Southwark Mayor Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE and our own Paula from the launderette

Please come and join local residents, our local businesses, the Mayor, me and my fellow Councillors Jamille Mohammed and Councillor Nick Dolezal.