Painswick’s annual Goodwill Evening will take place on Friday 30th November 2018 from 5pm-8pm.
This year, the theme of Painswicks Goodwill Evening will be Extending Goodwill to All and the event will focus on bringing out the true goodwill spirit of Christmas.
Maps will be available from 5pm on the night from The Painswick Centre, the Town Hall and St Marys Church. This year the maps are FREE in return for a foodbank donation; particularly needed are instant coffee, biscuits, sugar, shampoo, deodorant, shaving gel, adult toothpaste and toothbrushes, tinned fruit and vegetables (please no baked beans!). As well as highlighting where the attractions are, the maps will also show children where they can collect stickers from – once 8 stickers have been collected the map can be entered into a big prize draw!
At 6pm Father Christmas will make an appearance in St Marys Churchyard, and he will lead a beautiful lantern parade performed by local school children, through the Churchyard and towards the Painswick Centre. Once there, Father Christmas will take up residence is his vintage caravan grotto and children can tell him or bring a list of what they are wishing for this Christmas. Children will receive a small treat in return, but this year we would like children to BRING a present for Father Christmas. These will be given to the Salvation Army in Stroud and passed on to families and children who would not otherwise get presents. We would ask that presents are NEW, not books, and are for any child up to the age of 18 years.
The Painswick Goodwill Evening will be beautiful evening of festive cheer for all the family, with Christmas lights, locally made hot food, childrens games, craft stalls, music, singing from both the St Marys Church Choir and the Painswick Community Choir at various times throughout the evening, plus a very special appearance from the Christmas Alpacas (as the reindeers are busy resting before they are needed on Christmas Eve).
This years event is generously sponsored by ProcessMaker, one of the world leaders in business system automation