The Make Merry welcomes its youngest recruit

The Plumstead Make Merry is proud to welcome its youngest ever Committee member, 14 year old Aisling Couldry.

Aisling was born in Plumstead in 2000 and has attended most, if not all the Make Merries since then.

At this year’s festival, she not only performed at the Bandstand as part of the Academy Performing Arts but also volunteered as a steward helping to set up and pack, run errands and assist on the Scout Stall.

By becoming part of the Committee, Aisling joins the small team of volunteers who work hard to put the festival together every year.

Aisling said: “I’m really excited about being part of the Plumstead Make Merry. It’s hard work but a lot of fun. The other volunteers really care about the festival and the community and it’s really nice to part of that. Work has already started and we’re all determined to make 2015 the best festival yet!”

2015 will mark the festival’s 40th anniversary and a fundraising campaign entitled ‘Save the Make Merry’ is already underway to help raise the necessary funds to ensure the event can take place. To find out how you can help save the festival, visit: www.plumsteadmakemerry.co.uk/donate.

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