Carols by Candlelight

We are having a Carols by Candlelight evening early December, to which we encourage you to come and to invite your family, colleagues and friends.

You can print out our invitation to hand out to them, which contains all the information we list here below.

Date: Saturday 3 December

Time: 18h00 – 21h00

Venue: Christine Revell Children’s Home, Huntley Street, Athlone

The evening is arranged to celebrate Christmas and to make it something special for the kids, so we would appreciate it if you could bring a gift for a child, and maybe some of the daily needs items from the list as well if possible (but don’t wrap these in with the Christmas present please).


The gift you bring should be marked whether it is for a boy or girl and the age of the child it is appropriate for. Our children range from small newborn babies to 6 year olds, so please make sure to bring something suitable to this age range. The gifts will not be opened on the evening, but will be kept until Christmas morning to make it a special day for them.


A picnic basket with some goodies to eat and drink, a blanket and/or folding chairs – whatever makes you comfortable. And don’t forget the candles! A good idea is cut the top off a 2L cooldrink bottle, fill the bottom with sand and stick the candle in this – it will protect the flame from the wind (if it decides to blow on the day).


With regards to our daily needs, we would appreciate it if you could donate items from the list below besides the Christmas present:

What would also be great is some Christmas Clothing for the children to wear on Christmas day.

If you need any further information or some explanations or suggestions maybe for presents, please contact Alicia at the Home’s office by phone on  (021) 697 1748/ 083-653 0344 or by email.

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