Two charities are joining forces this year to celebrate the festive season, raise vital funds for beneficiaries of the hospitality industry and to reduce reoffending.
The Clink Charity, which trains and equips serving prisoners and ex-offenders to reduce reoffending and Hospitality Action, which helps hospitality people get back on their feet again after a setback, are hosting a joint Christmas carol service on Monday 16th December at 6.30pm in the stunning surroundings of St Luke’s Church on Sydney Street in Chelsea.
The address will be given by Reverend Jonathan Aitken with festive readings from key hospitality figures, Hospitality Action beneficiaries and Clink graduates and guests will enjoy singing along to popular Christmas carols.
The event will support the continued development of further Clink training projects following the same framework as the successful training schemes currently in operation at HMP Styal, High Down, Brixton, Cardiff, Send and Downview.
The Clink Charity trains, supports and mentors prisoners in to full time employment and accommodation upon release from prison to reduce reoffending.
Funds raised from the event will also enable Hospitality Action to give everyone in hospitality the help, advice and support they need whenever times get tough. Serious illness, mental health issues, financial difficulties, family problems, or addiction: whatever challenges they face, Hospitality Action is always here to get them back on their feet and enjoying the job again.
The evening will conclude with festive drinks and mince pies at the Chelsea Gardener on Sydney Street followed by a raffle giving guests the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Raffle tickets cost £10 for 5 tickets.
Carol service tickets cost £50 per person which includes the service and refreshments at the Chelsea Gardener.