This year’s Christmas Fair was something special.
The Fair was opened by our recently formed Village Choir, who struck up their first notes to a packed but hushed crowd in the Restaurant. Their performance of Christmas carols was simply lovely and set the tone of atmosphere perfectly. As one person was heard to say ,
“I could have listened to them all day”
We were delighted that Santa found time in his busy schedule to drop in. He was a big hit with visitors of all ages. His grotto, built by our very creative staff, would have looked at home at the North Pole. Amazingly, a few flakes of snow really did fall as we were putting the final touches to preparations in the morning!
The stalls looked very pretty, the mulled wine and mince pies were much appreciated and The Orangery did a roaring trade as people took the opportunity to chat to friends and family.
The raffle prize table was particularly tempting and together with other donations raised a magnificent total of £420 for The Alzheimer’s Society.
The Village Choir began meeting in September and embodies everything that is good about Middleton Hall. It is expertly lead by a staff member, Gail Jones, who commits her time as a volunteer. The choir comprises members from all the corners of our community, including residents and staff. They sing to a range of different musical styles and are going from strength to strength.
Their money spent, happy and looking forward to Christmas, our visitors made their way home. Thank you to everyone who made the day a success.