Committing to an outdoor event at any time of year is a risk, but to organise one for mid winter is what, I think, we might call typical English madness. We have had carolling events in biting cold, and streaming rain, on Sunday last we were blessed with a chilly day which was calm and dry. As a result, a good many ventured out to join us; we estimate 180 – 200 people came on the day.
Carolling at Sun Rising
Thank you so much to Rebecca Knight and Leamington-based choir, Morning Chorus, who led the singing, and to everyone who lent their voices to the mix. Thank you too to everyone who contributed to the raffle, tombola and refreshments stall, and to everyone who bought tickets (we had plenty of lovely prizes), mulled wine, cake and mince pies. We raised over £600 all told for The Friends of Sun Rising.
We shall be open on Christmas Day, with tea, coffee and nibbles from 10 am until 12.30 or so, for those with a loved one laid to rest at Sun Rising, who may feel in need of a little warmth on what can be a very difficult day.