Rockin’ Around the Christmas Wish Tree

Tunbridge Wells fundraiser Sally Cranham will put on a festive performance at Bewl Water on December 17 as the reservoir launches its Christmas Wish Tree to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Sally Cranham holding a microphone

Working closely with Kerrie Kent, a long-term supporter of the British Heart Foundation, the reservoir has been raising money and awareness for the charity that helps over 7 million people in the UK.

The Christmas Wish Tree campaign launched in November and aims to give visitors to the reservoir the opportunity to give back to those living with heart and circulatory diseases.

Displayed in the Waterfront Café, visitors can write and hang special messages on the tree and scan the QR codes to donate if they can.

‘I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation, the work they do saves lives’ said Kerrie.

Born with congenital heart disease, Kerrie has had seven open heart surgeries to date and has played a key role in setting up ‘Hearts of Gold’ – a local fundraising group for the charity.

‘The work of the British Heart Foundation means that hopefully in the future a cure will be found’ Kerrie continued.

Also a member of the Hearts of Gold group, fundraiser Sally Cranham has volunteered to sing Christmas classics on December 17 at Bewl’s Waterfront Café.

The festive performance aims to encourage donations to the charity and will take place after the reservoir’s first Breakfast with Santa sitting of the season. The exact time is to be confirmed.

Business Director Andrew Daniells said that he hopes the Christmas Wish Tree and Sally’s performance will help spread festive cheer and raise awareness and funds for the charity.

‘We’re proud to support the British Heart Foundation and want to make it easier than ever for people to donate to such a fantastic cause’.

British Heart Foundation volunteers next to a Christmas tree

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Editor’s Notes: Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. Located in Lamberhurst Kent, the 800-acre site is open all year round where incredible landscapes, native wildlife and woodland adventures are just waiting to be discovered. With miles of scenic pathways to walk, cycle, run or ride, and hundreds of protected species to uncover, Bewl Water is packed full of healthy outdoor fun for all ages. Bewl Water is privately owned and is part of the Elite Leisure Collection group of companies.