The Friends were proud to bring to Old Coulsdon village its first ever community Christmas Tree on 2 December 2014. The 20 foot spruce was kindly donated to the Friends fundraising campaign by Spencer, the Manager and Owner of Crossways Nursery. The tree is hosted by Beadles Kia in Coulsdon and Churches Together in Coulsdon, who made generous donations to the Friends' campaign in return for 'hosting' the tree. The Friends are very grateful to Andrew Young of WES Electrical, who gave his time freely to arrange the lighting cabling for the tree and to connect up the lights. Finally, we could not have managed the tree set up without the Coulsdon College Estates Management Team, who gave up their time to help set up and secure the tree.
Here are some photographs of the moment the tree was erected. It was a cold day in December, but plenty of people in the community turned out to support the Friends. In the evening we hosted a tree decoration event, and we've included some photos of that too.