Residents and businesses unite for Christmas fun in the village

Published on: 12 Jan 2016

By Rebeccca Day

Great festive fun and laughter was had by Cheswick residents last month at fun Christmas event.

The day was well attended by the local community and consisted of various activities and competitions, including a special Christmas trail, as well as plenty of food and drink.

Father Christmas also made an appearance, much to the children’s delight.

The event, held on December 20, took six weeks of planning, and was organised by local residents Holly Stowell, Sejal Hampson and Graeme Snell, with the help of a team of neighbours.

Residents also collected food for the North Bristol Food Bank and gifts were donated to the Filton Children’s Centre.

Local businesses supported the occasion, with donations from Southern Cooperative, who provided the mince pies, the local housing associations, Happy Days Nursery and local building firms Taylor Wimpey, Mccarthy and Stone, and Redrow Homes.

Bradley Stoke Radio Station provided entertainment with a snow machine, and competitions were organised for residents, such as the ‘Best Decorated Home’ and the ‘Alternative Bake Off’.

The local police team also attended the event, and allowed children to see inside a police van and have their fingerprints taken.
Photos of the event were taken by local resident and photographer Ruth Bennett.

Resident Sejal Hamspon said: “Cheswick has a unique community feel to it which was clear to see on the day with lots of laughter and fun to be had.

“A special thank you from the organisers to all those who helped plan for the event, helped on the day and to those who attended the event itself.”

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