Venue: The Red House Museum Garden

The 11th “window” of Christchurch Living Advent Calendar was opened in the garden of the Red House Museum.

The charities were Rotary charities including Shelter Box. Howard Matthews explained the work of Shelter Box and the surprise performer was Keith Lockett, singer, composer and also a Shelter Box volunteer. He presented his songs and compositions inside one of the tents distributed by Shelter Box.

Great hospitality was provided by The Snug. Christchurch Living Advent Calendar has its own fan club and a loyal audience that attends every performance.

The sponsors of the evening were Williams Thompson Solicitors and Suretec IT plus another private donor. The cheque was presented to David Hancock, Treasurer of Christchurch Rotary and Howard Matthews, speaker for Shelter Box.The Raffle was organised by Hazel Hancock on behalf of the Christchurch Rotary Club.

Keith Lockett performing for Shelterbox
Shelterbox charity event
Audience for 11th window opening of Christchurch LIving Advent Calendar

Keith Lockett – 11th December’s surprise performer!


Keith played a selection of popular covers and original songs including”Whats in the box?” Which has been featured on local BBC radio.

“I am a volunteer speaker for ShelterBox and together we are using music to promote the humanitarian aid by ShelterBox all over the world. I have performed in various musical bands in the past but now as a solo performer.”

Keith Lockett on Youtube

Keith Lockett

Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:

Rotary Club of Christchurch Charities


ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity established in 2000 in Helston, Cornwall, UK, that provides emergency shelter and other aid items to families around the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict.

Shelterbox receiving sponsor's cheque

Thanks to our sponsor for tonight’s event:

Williams Thompson Solicitors

Thanks to the venue:

Red House Museum

The Red House Museum is a welcoming community museum in the heart of Christchurch. Operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, this charming Georgian building was built as a workhouse in 1764, and is now filled with a rich variety of displays. The museum also has a varied programme of workshops, events and exhibitions, with something for all ages. We also work hard to create opportunities designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, including wellness activities and a programme of activities for people with dementia and carers.n our communities.

Refreshments provider: The Snug – thank you!

Keith Lockett performing in Shelterbox fundraising event