Coram’s Festival of Lights Christmas event for the local community proves a huge success

Published: Monday 22nd December 2014

Coram's first Festival of Lights proved to be a huge success as members of the local community joined us in celebrating 275 years of Coram along with some festive cheer.

The relatively mild temperature was much welcomed last night as people of all ages gathered at Coram’s campus in Brunswick Square to enjoy a festive-themed event for the neighbourhood.

Commencing in the afternoon with popular Coram Historical Walk, the evening continued with a swing thanks to carols played by the brilliant steel band, Pan Nation, and a multi-coloured lantern procession by children from the Thomas Coram Nursery.  Guests enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies under twinkling lights and, at 17:39, Coram Chief Executive, Dr Carol Homden, CBE invited the assembled to view a beautiful and moving animation celebrating Coram’s 275th year of helping vulnerable children, which was projected onto the building.

The Foundling Community Choir led the carol singing which continued in Brunswick Square.  Rhian Fletcher, Coram’s Community Fundraiser said: “This was our first Christmas event for the local community. We are delighted that it proved such a success and are delighted and grateful for the turnout and support. If your local business, school, faith or community group  are interested in supporting Coram’s work giving  children better chances and brighter futures then please contact me [email protected] and I would be very happy to take you on a tour of our historic campus and discuss how you could help us in 2015.”