A WINTER WONDERLAND party for the very young is being held at the Twenty-Five bar in Westow Hill, Crystal Palace on Friday December 6th.
Aimed at parents with babies and children up to the age of four, there will be a wonderful line-up of entertainment courtesy of Waggle and Hum, Hatchlings, Sing & Sign, MiniMagic, plus many more.
“It promises to be an afternoon of excitement, fun and laughter that will also help to raise vital funds for the Upper Norwood Joint Library on Westow Hill, to support its children and infant services” say organisers.
Santa will also be on hand with his sack full of amazing raffle prizes generously donated by local businesses, including meals from many of the local bars and restaurants, a 60 minute sleep consultation, full body massage, luxury facial, mini photo-shoot packages and more!
Raffle tickets will be available from just £2 and every ticket purchased will go towards reaching the CP Mums-O-Meter target of £1,300 for essential items for the library, such as a mural, refurbishing the bathroom to include a changing table, new musical instruments, interactive story sacks, plus much more.
With tickets available from £5 per adult and one child, including a free glass of bubbly, it’s the perfect family afternoon out. Fancy dress is encouraged for the little ones (and optional for Mummies and Daddies too!).
This festive fundraising event, which runs from 2pm to 6pm, has been organised by Crystal Palace Mums, a fun, social, and active online community of Mums and Dads in Crystal Palace in association with the Upper Norwood Library Trust (UNLT).
The library trust is a charitable trust set up by the local community to take over the governance of the library, fund raise and provide additional support to the professional staff in the face of recent funding cuts.
Robert Gibson, who co-chairs the UNLT, said: “The library was hit by severe cuts in funding and was in danger of being closed and sold off. The community rallied to its defence and stopped it from being shut with a high profile campaign, which also led to the establishment of the UNLT.
The staff, the UNLT, and Lambeth council are working closely together to transfer the operational management of the library to the local community. “We have been delighted how Crystal Palace has rallied round to support the library and are particularly appreciative of the on-going support from CP Mums – who play such a central role at the heart of our community.”
Suze Cook the founder of CP Mums said: “Each ticket bought for the event brings us a step closer towards reaching the CP Mums-O-Meter target of £1300.00 to buy necessary baby and children equipment for the library – including repainting the walls, a new activity cube, Waggle and Hum musical instruments, story sacks, and a new changing table in the toilet.
“We would particularly like to thank the main sponsors for this event – Pedder (estate agents on Westow Hill); Streets Ahead (estate agents on Westow Street) and Gymboree (provider of children’s developmental programmes).
“The generosity is amazing. “Additionally, we are extremely grateful, and thankful, for the fantastic entertainment and raffle prizes donated by local businesses. “Community spirit is alive and full bodied in Crystal Palace”
The event is recommended for 0-4 year olds. However, older children are welcome. For more information about the event, prior to booking/or to buy tickets, please visit www.facebook.com/cpmumsparty
CP Mums is an online community of mums, dads, carers in Crystal Palace and surrounding areas. It is a Facebook group that was set up by local mum Suzanne Cook in 2012. It has grown to almost 1400 members in just under 18 months.
CP Mums plays an integral role in providing support and friendship for local parents via parenting advice, meet ups and local recommendations. Events include everything from social drinks meet ups to fitness sessions and berry picking.It also acts as a base for local entrepreneurs to showcase their flair.
CP Mums organise fundraising activities throughout the year supporting local community projects and charities.
The Upper Norwood Joint Library is a unique, independent library jointly founded by Lambeth and Croydon councils more than 100 years ago to serve residents of all of the five boroughs that make up the Crystal Palace area.
The Upper Norwood Library Trust’s aim is to establish the Crystal Palace Community Learning Hub – a place both IN the community and OF the community that offers sustainable high quality learning, information and community services for all residents in the local area.