For the second year local residents and businesses will be congregating on Starch Green W12 (the corner of Askew and Goldhawk Road) at 4.30pm on Monday December 15th to spread a bit of festive cheer when they switch on the Christmas tree lights. This year they have invited a Mr Christmas to lead the celebrations and he will be arriving complete with 3 live reindeer!

In addition there will be carol singers performing along the Askew Road and several local businesses will be welcoming them with refreshments. The singers will finish their carols at The Eagle pub opposite the green where they will be given mulled wine or a Young’s special Christmas brew appropriately call ‘The Eagle’. Money raised at the event will be given to local charities.

There will also be events in Askew Library in the lead up to the event including Christmas Wreath making and writing letters to Santa

The event is being co-ordinated by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association and Askew Business Network. It is being sponsored by 4 local estate agents Finlay Brewer, Ravenscourt Residential, Philip Wooller and Haus Properties and Geronimo Inns .

Ten volunteers from Lloyds bank are also donating their time to help steward the event and add their voices to the carol singers.

Local resident and HCGA volunteer Liz Clarke said ‘ We were inspired by the event last year and I think that the reindeer will be very popular, I am just keeping my fingers crossed that we have good weather, or possibly even some snow!’

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