University of London Society of Change Ringers

Christmas Handbells ’14

This was a bumper year for us which included many different locations, silly hats, fairy lights, lots of micro-pore tape, Santa Claus(!)… oh, and we managed to raise over £1000(!!) for the Southwark Cathedral Appeal.

I have uploaded the spreadsheet I used to manage everything as that probably serves as the best reminder to what we achieved:

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Thank you so much to everyone who took part and made my job easier. Thank you to everyone who:

  • survived me nagging them to attend practices – there were a lot!
  • came to the performances I had arranged – there were even more!
  • carried the equipment: bells x14, music folders x3, music stand x3 & clothes pegs x6 (very important!), donation leaflets, collection boxes x5, silly hats (elves & santa beards), plasters & micro-pore tape.
  • wore Christmas Jumpers!!
  • shook buckets, collected money & handed out leaflets
  • …to my husband who dressed up as Santa Claus!

I hope everyone thought the sore hands were worth it – I certainly did! 🙂

Jacqueline Brown

Ps: We didn’t lose any music this year!!

SouthwarkLetterOfThanks