The Wanstead Parish Christmas appeal to help rough sleepers has raised over £7,000 (and counting).
“Le Marmiton donated proceeds from a wine sale, Cinnamon Cake Company sold cupcakes and The Duke also donated. Bancroft’s School pupils forwent Secret Santa in favour of donations and Wanstead Church School PTA held a Christmas trail. In January, it’s Wanstead’s turn to cook for the shelter. Taking their turn at the stoves, alongside the volunteers, will be local restaurants Ajanta Express and The Lane,” said a spokesperson.