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December 23, 2022

Resident of Castle Road in Isleworth have got together to turn their street into an advent calendar.

Each day in the run up to Christmas a new display has been unveiled with a range of unique designs from a disco house to the more traditional.

The idea for the display was hatched during a street party after the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Advent Windows event was conceived as a fun idea which would also support the fundraising efforts of residents.

It is supporting St Mungos, a charity which provides help to the homeless.

On their Justgiving page the residents say, “We are a close knit community who wanted to come together & do something fun this Christmas, something that would bring a smile to the faces of our TW7 neighbours (both young & old)!

“At the same time, we thought that this would be an ideal opportunity to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness, which affects tens of thousands of people across the UK & the excellent work that London-based charity St Mungo's are doing to help eradicate it.

“No matter how much you donate, we & St Mungo's are extremely grateful for your support and generosity. Please help us to end homelessness, rebuild lives & make this someone's last Christmas on the streets!”

On the first day of Christmas this display was revealed
On the first day of Christmas this display was revealed

Their efforts attracted the attention of the BBC and a TV crew was sent to film the street with a reporter interviewing the residents taking part live on the news. A snow machine was brought out to make the occasion even more festive.

Having already collected over £200, donations surged passed £800 after the report was broadcast.

As well as donating you can support Advent Windows by posting a photo of your favourite window on social media tagging @StMungos and using the #CRadventwindows2022 & #teamMungos.

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