Christmas party for all involved at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough

The Christmas party at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough
The Christmas party at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough

Staff, volunteers and clients of a community centre came together to celebrate Christmas with more than 100 people enjoying the festivities.

Dozens of people who go to Glamis Hall in Wellingborough attended the Christmas party last week.

It was a pleasure to see so many happy faces

Graham Campbell

The clients, who are members of the well-being centre, lunch club and VIP club at the centre, enjoyed some festive fun and games as well as a three-course meal.

Graham Campbell from the Glamis Hall for All committee said: “We had 100 clients who had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

“They all enjoyed a three-course lunch, raffle, drinks and entertainment.

“It was a pleasure to see so many happy faces.

“We can’t thank the staff and volunteers enough who wore fancy dress and created a festive atmosphere.

“They put so much time and effort in to ensure everyone had a nice time.”

Not only did the volunteers give up their time to put on the party, but there were also donations from several other people to help with the festivities.

Bluebird Care provided all the banquet rolls, napkins, crackers and £140 for the cost of the turkeys.

The family of Eunice Loasby, who died earlier this year, donated some money which went towards buying sherry and mince pies and everyone at the party raised a glass as a toast to Eunice.

The Inner Wheel Club has also donated new cutlery for 100 settings for the day centre and Graham said they are really grateful for this.

This weekend will see trees donated by the Woodland Trust being planted around the Glamis Hall site.

Anyone who would like to volunteer for the planting can go along between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, December 19.

Refreshments will be provided.

Glamis Hall was taken over by volunteers 12 months ago after they fought to keep it open.

Wellingborough Council transferred it over to them as a community asset and the Glamis Hall for All committee has been running it ever since.

They have held numerous events and fundraisers during the year.

For more information about the centre and activities on offer there go to www.glamishall.org.uk.