Jude the Giant visits Stonedale.

Croxteth’s Stonedale estate hosted a Christmas visit from Jude the Giant on the 15th of December. Artist Joann Kushner, and Bernie Russell of Stonedale Womens’ Group organised a community event in partnership with the PCC involving over 300 local school children with the aim of building more resilient communities in Croxteth. Each child created a magical lantern, paraded with Jude the Giant in procession to the Community Christmas Tree and dressed the tree in spectacular fashion with the lanterns. The event was very well attended and all agreed that it was an unforgettable evening!

Local Community Group enjoys Winter Wonderland at Croxteth Hall!

NSC’s Lovehistory and Larkin’s Farm have created a magical Grotto experience at Croxteth Hall Farm this Christmas season, offering a truly interactive and theatrical event with plenty of fun for all the family. The hall has been transformed into a magical world of twinkling displays and festive delights.

Activities on the Santa Experience tour include an Animal Farm Tour, a Santa’s Workshop with Christmas grotto, plus a free toy from Santa for every child, which is all included in the ticket price.

The farm is open from 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) with tickets priced at just £10 per child and up to 2 adults go free. Croxteth Hall Farm Christmas Grotto is open till Tuesday 23rd December.

On the 17th of December members of BRATS (Bowley residents and tenants society) were treated to a visit to the farm by AVCT. Over 50 children and adults enjoyed a magical day out which put everybody in the Christmas spirit!

Liverpool Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal – AVCT supports appeal for the homeless people across Merseyside

Alt Valley Community Trust has been the North Liverpool collection point for this appeal organised by Vorny Redmond. Ms Redmond states “…the idea came from me just wanting to do a bit of good this Christmas and when I was in school we used to do shoebox appeals to be shipped abroad but I thought it would be nice to do something within our own community especially as the need for it is so huge”

In partnership with Our Lady and St Swithins School over 70 boxes have been collected through the generosity of local children, the wider Croxteth Community and staff at the Trust. Recipients of the gifts included: The First Step, The Whitechapel Centre, The Basement, SHAP and Wirral Ark.

All of these Organisations have said how thrilled they are to be receiving these Christmas presents for their beneficiaries.

Many thanks to all those who sent in Christmas gifts: You have helped to bring Christmas cheer to vulnerable communities across the city!