DEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Tagged with: christmas Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Due to Bluetongue restrictions the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have banned reindeer from travelling to Bond Street in London for the annual Bond NoÃ«l Christmas extravaganza in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.London falls within one of the DEFRA surveillance areas for Bluetongue and no animals from a restricted area are allowed to travel into the surveillance area.Model and author Sophie Dahl will be ‘flicking the switch’ on the Bond Street Christmas lights, but the popular live reindeer will not be on the street this year. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tonight’s event features carol singers, entertainers and musicians providing the entertainment. Bond Street itself is “transformed into a winter wonderland” with artificial snow falling along the entire length of the street. Rickshaw sleighs whisk shoppers to and from the street’s designer stores.In the face of the reindeer ban, local primary Abercorn School has volunteered its choir of 20 boys and girls to entertain the crowds, wearing their reindeer antlers.