Today, Stormzy's charity, #Merky Foundation have announced their first-ever Christmas party which is to be held on 3 December at Fairfield Halls. Tickets are available to residents that reside within the Croydon Borough and are available free of charge. Tickets are limited to 4 per household and you have 48-hours to register.
It is a chance for the Croydon community to enjoy a day out and have a chance to win some very special prizes. The party, founded by an abundance of generous donors, will include a plethora of activities including games, performances, tombola, workshops and more with Stormzy also being present to join in the fun.
The event will be split into two time slots throughout the day with the first half for those 4 years of age and above, beginning at 16:30 finishing at 18:30. The second half of the event will be for those 10 years of age and above, beginning at 19:00 and finishing around 21:30. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The #Merky Books team are donating 500 copies of their first children’s book, Superheroes: Inspiring Stories of Secret Strength, which is a celebratory collection of modern day heroes curated by Stormzy. The author and performance poet Sophia Thakur will be performing during the evening event and the book’s illustrator – Denzell Dankwah – will run drop-in drawing workshops for children throughout the day.
Terms & conditions - to register you must be a Resident of the London Borough of Croydon. Your group must be to a ratio of at least one child to every adult within your registration. You must comply with the venue COVID-19 policy. Registration for tickets does not guarantee a ticket to this event as tickets are limited. You can only register for one of the events.
If you have an Access requirement please let us know when you register for the event.
About the #Merky Foundation:
#Merky Foundation is a registered UK charity founded in 2019 by British musician Stormzy – Charity number 1186891. #Merky Foundation - a subsidiary of Stormzy’s company #Merky - provides funding to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.
Stormzy is an award-winning musician from Thornton Heath, South London. His two albums to date; ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ and ‘Heavy Is The Head’ both finished at #1 in the UK album chart and were subsequently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Last year he headlined Britain’s prominent music festival, Glastonbury.
His remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. A true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism, Stormzy is one of the UK’s most inspiring figureheads who has consistently stood up for people from all areas of life; encouraging his fans and listeners alike to speak openly about their beliefs and fight for their rights. In July 2018, Stormzy announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge. In June 2020, Stormzy announced that he pledges £10 million, over 10 years, to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.
For more information on #Merky Foundation and Stormzy’s recent pledge please visitwww.merkyfoundation.org.uk.