The people of Christ Church East Greenwich were out on Trafalgar Road again on Sunday to support the London Marathon runners while raising money for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter. The local landmark church building is on the London Marathon route so after an early service the congregation went outside wearing Christ Church T-shirts to sell bacon rolls, sausage rolls and hot drinks in aid of the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter.
The runners loved the rhythm of the Nostalgic Steel band who regularly support Christ Church events while the crowd danced along to the beat. Well over £300 was raised for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, a local church led charity which provides an evening meal, bed and breakfast for homeless guests during the winter months in seven local church venues.
Revd Margaret Cave, Vicar of Christ Church and a trustee of the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter said,
͞This was a wonderful opportunity for us to be out with our local community enjoying the joyful atmosphere of the London marathon crowd at the same as serving yummy food to raise money for a very important local charity. We were especially grateful to local tradespeople, Drings butchers and Heap’s sausages for donating the bacon and sausages for our breakfast rolls.