A Chester church is calling on the local community to help bring some light to the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children this Christmas by supporting their Christingle event in aid of The Children’s Society.
The Christingle celebration will be held at Holy Ascension Church on Church Lane in Upton on Sunday, December 13 at 4.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to join the festivities and money raised will go towards helping the children the charity works with, including victims of sexual exploitation.
Families and communities are welcome to come and celebrate together at the festive fundraising event, which revolves around children decorating oranges with red ribbon, cocktail sticks and sweets. These, as well as a candle, highlight different parts of the Christian story.
Children's Society's vital work
Christingle has been taking place for 47 years and, with around one million people attending each year, it plays a huge role in supporting The Children’s Society’s vital work to help some of this country’s most vulnerable children. This year, the charity is aiming to raise £1.4 million and every penny will be crucial to its work.
Rob Jackson, Cheshire area director at The Children’s Society, said: “We are thankful for the massive difference that Christingle services make to vulnerable children, year after year.
“Every child deserves a childhood filled with joy and happiness. The support from everyone attending Christingle events in Cheshire and up and down the country will help us to fight child sexual exploitation and allow us to support even more children who have been seriously affected by it.”
To find out about a local Christingle near you visit www.christingle.org