First of all St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney is strapped for cash, big time.
Some of Up Your Streeters attend choir there and we go to workshops which decrease in number.
The bus stops are awkward.
Saturday was the seasonal jumble sale which is always a packed affair.
Yesterday was very lovely: Not just jumble but performances, and a magician and meaty burgers, a kiddies’ area, open house, tea the whole works. There was a vintage stall, and the usual piles of clothes with another ‘nearly new’ stall. Jewellery was brimming over its caskets and kitchen ware was in abundance, What a great day out.
I ended up at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden for a cool beer and a £6 wood oven-fired pizza of deliciousness.
The trees in that garden just pour out oxygen. My sculpture gargoyle is still there indestructible.
So I am going to do all I can to promote an hospice where because of lack of money the infirm and dying are shifted to other places of rest. The nuns have gone and are replaced by paid office staff. Yet yesterday there was not a hint of gloom.
Bravo St Joe’s.