On a very hot Friday at the beginning of July, photographers Annie Griggs and Jet Black Squares, Cllr Symon Vegro, Chris Kenny and Becky Firth decorated Cumberland Gardens inside and out with over 200 images that were entered into the Redbourn Photography Competition.
Redbourn's first outdoor photo exhibition was only supposed to be up for a week but there was such a buzz and atmosphere, with so many people visiting and enjoying the event that we extended the display to 2 weeks!
Seeing how much pleasure the exhibition gave people and taking on board feedback, Redbourn Parish Council decided to make a calendar of images to raise money for a local cause. Councillors and officers were keen to support Deni Ennals Redbourn Christmas Hamper Scheme having learnt of the ever increasing numbers of families and individuals facing food and fuel insecurity in Redbourn. Currently in our village 5 children out of every class at Redbourn Primary School is in receipt of free school meals. This is the highest in the local area. Not only that but 75% of these children live in households where at least one adult is working. Therefore Redbourn Parish Council has funded and produced this calendar so all profits can go towards the Christmas Hamper Scheme.
Calendars cost only £5 and can be bought from Redbourn Parish Council, St Mary's Church, Redbourn Methodist Church, Redbourn Community Group and Redbourn Primary School (online via the school gateways system).
There has be a short delay in printing due to the pandemic but calendars will be available from 26th November.
For more information on the Redbourn Christmas Hamper Scheme visit:
There is also an online donation page dedicated to Redbourn Christmas Hampers so to donate straightaway click here
TO APPLY FOR A HAMPER
Anybody can apply for a hamper. There is no selection process and you can arrange to collect your hamper yourself or have it delivered to a location of your choice.
To request a hamper email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07398 755954.