CAPTION: The scene outside Tony's house

Nativity scene in community

Posted: 2nd January, 2018

The stable set-up at the front of the house

A large stable with nativity figures, set up on The Rydons housing estate in Exeter, has raised over £50 for charity and offered people the chance for a moment’s reflection during the busy, festive season.

Tony Raven set up the nativity scene at the front of his house and offered free mince pies and biscuits at advertised times to passers-by. Pupils from Trinity School also came to visit the stable.

Tony said: “The motivation came from a sense that the real meaning of Christmas has been overtaken by the secular and material world. People did stop and pause to reflect.”

Tony involved local businesses who helped by resourcing materials to sign and light the scene.

The £53 raised will go to Community Arts Newcourt (CAN) which runs short and long term projects for the local community.

From 26 January there will be a monthly drop in evening on the last Friday of the month anytime from 7-9pm at the community centre to get ideas for a fabric collage that will be hung in the community centre.  There is also plans to make a photo montage from photos that have been taken of Newcourt & Newcourt Community Centre.

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