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Jan 29

Carol Singing

Despite atrocious weather conditions, twenty seven brave people gathered at the car park just before Christmas and embarked on the annual tour of the village Carol Singing. They were in particularly good voice resulting in a record collection. On arrival at No 8 they were warmly welcomed by their host Christine Parry and some forty invited guests who shared the most wonderful array of food and drink so generously supplied by Christine, which was much appreciated by everyone.

Regrettably because of the icy conditions (Ashford Court drive was lethal under foot) it had been decided earlier to miss our final venue, which was a shame because it makes a wonderful finale to the evening. Nevertheless the amazing sum of £260 was raised and shared between Hope House and the NSPCC.

My thanks go to all the valiant people who sang, to Chris for her hospitality and to the two men who helped me to my car afterwards. Unfortunately one of our number was injured on the ice, but luckily suffered no ill effects the next day.

A very happy New Year to you all. BM