Round-the-world busker does the honours at St. Michael and All Angels
Round-the-world busker David Juritz, whose fundraising tour ended at 10 Downing Street, is back in Chiswick. This week the top violinist, leader of the London Mozart Players, opened the charity Christmas card shop at his local church, St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park.
He was greeted by the church's curate, Mother Katherine Hedderly, the shop manager Anne Mower and children from Orchard House School. David's new charity, Musequality, supports music projects for disadvantaged children in the developing world. He'll be returning to St Michael's on Saturday December 15th, for a Christmas concert in aid of the charity.
The Cards for Good Causes shop at St Michael's will be open from now until then, selling cards for 35 charities. Each charity receives more than 80p in every pound from the sale of their cards.
Last year, the Cards for Good Causes scheme raised over £5 million for a wide range of charities. They included many of the best-known names, such as Barnardo’s, Help The Aged, the British Heart Foundation, Mencap, the NSPCC and The Samaritans. St Michael's own Christmas card will also be on sale, in aid of its repair and redecoration project. Advent calendars and other Christmas merchandise will also be on sale.
The shop at St Michael’s is staffed by dozens of volunteers from the church. It is open from Monday to Saturday, from 11am to 5pm, except on Wednesday when it opens at 1pm. On some Saturdays it will be closed during wedding ceremonies.
St Michael’s church is on Bath Road, Chiswick, W4, close to Turnham Green tube station. Look for the red triangular Father Christmas sign!
November 8, 2007