Christingle event to support The Children's Society

Two Chichester churches will be hosting a Christingle service to help some of the UK's most vulnerable children this festive season.

Children celebrate Christingle
Children celebrate Christingle

St Wilfrids Church on Durnford Close and St Mary’s Church on Pook Lane in East Lavant will be holding Christingle services in aid of The Children’s Society. Both take place on December 11 from 4pm.

All money raised will go towards providing life-changing support for vulnerable children and young people and to make sure their voices are heard.

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Families and communities are welcome to come and celebrate at the festive fundraising events, which revolve around children decorating oranges with a candle, red ribbon, cocktail sticks and sweets.

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: “We’re delighted that so many Christingle events are happening across West Sussex to help disadvantaged children and we’re truly grateful to everyone who attends for their support. Vulnerable children and young people are at the very centre of what we do and we need to make sure their voices are heard so their lives can be improved.

“These Christingle events in West Sussex and across the country make it possible for us to carry on our vital work and transform the lives of even more children in need of our help.”

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