We are hosting the late-night openings on November 30, December 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 with entertainment from choirs and solo singers to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
Coming to pick a Christmas tree in the evening is a magical experience for the family.We will be open until 8pm on November 30, December 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and will have some Christmassy entertainment for anyone who decides to visit us on these nights.
Solo singer and festive songstress Elizabeth Rhodes from Bridgwater will be singing for us from 6pm until 7pm on Friday, November 30 and the harmonious HOPE Choir will entertain our visitors on Monday, December 3 from 6.45pm until 7.30pm.
HOPE Choir is an NHS choir made up of staff from Musgrove Park Hospital working within the HOPE and Clinical Support directorate (HCS). The choir was set up around five years ago with the aim of bringing staff together for fun and for the love of music as-well as to meet new people further afield within the directorate.
Recent performances include joining a mass ensemble choir at Wembley with CHANT Productions for the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.
On Tuesday, December 4 singers from MyDay will be performing from 6.15pm-7.15pm. My Day is a service based in Taunton, which offers daily inclusive activities for adults with learning difficulties. Activities include cooking, arts and crafts, keep fit, gardening, music, drama, knitting, needle craft, computers, writing, literacy and day trips.
The entertainment will then continue with solo singer Karleton Williams, who is 24-years-old from Bridgwater. He will be with us on Wednesday, December 5 from 6pm until 7pm. On Thursday, December 6 we’ll have Elizabeth gracing us with her presence again from 6pm until 7pm and finally the talented Allana Chloe, who is 18-years-old from Taunton, will be with us on Friday, December 7 from 6pm until 7pm.
We are hoping to collect as much money as possible on the evenings for CHSW. We will be offering mince pies and teas and coffees for a donation to the charity.The Wellington Friends Group of CHSW will be helping us with the refreshments. Last year we managed to raise £2,955 for the organisation throughout December.
CHSW is currently the only provider of specialist hospice care for children in the region. It offers much needed support for youngsters with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families at its three hospices: Charlton Farm in North Somerset, Little Bridge House in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
Father Christmas will also be with us for two of our late-night open evenings on Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 7 from 4pm until 8pm.