The House of Song elves visit Crisis

Christmas is for giving, that’s what they say. Whether it is giving a present to your parents, partner, best friend or secret Santa, we all know there is nothing more magical than seeing a smile on their face as they open that special gift.

We couldn’t agree more at The House of Song, we love putting smiles on everyone’s face every night when we play their chosen song.  We wanted to give prizes away this year, complimentary drinks, food, room hire but we couldn’t help but think of those that don’t get to have a warm Christmas this year. There are so many people that don’t get to be with family, decorate a Christmas tree or eat Christmas dinner.

Living in London you will know that there are many people living on the streets but did you know more than 24,000 people will be facing Christmas sleeping rough and in the cold. Thankfully there are charities that are trying to make a difference and end homelessness. One of these charities is Crisis.

We wanted to give to Crisis this year as we believe it is such an important cause. At Christmas Crisis rely on donations from members of the public, community groups and companies to supply the items homeless people need.

The House of Song elves pulled together to donate anything they could on the Crisis Wishlist – jumpers, coats, jackets, scarfs, gloves and everything in between – we managed to get 11 giant bags full and 2 giant bags of toiletries and necessities.With the car loaded (to the max) we made our way to the Crisis warehouse in Bermondsey. Once we arrived the volunteers started organising everything in to separate boxes. It was so wonderful and heartwarming to see so many people wanting to help others. We were so overwhelmed we couldn’t help but get stuck in ourselves.

Christmas is for giving, that’s what they say. Whether it is giving a present or donating to those in need, we all know there is nothing more magical then coming together and helping others.