On Saturday we joined a heroic troop of singers and the Mayor; we stood beneath the Buttercross with the singers spread out in a big arc towards the lit Christmas tree. Many carols were sung until we were all Hark, Ding-Dong and Jingle Bell’d out. It had been a rather chilly evening, all in all! According to onlookers, the lighting looked spectacular as night fell – light glittering off our shiny instruments!
On Sunday we played our last event of the year – again in the foyer of Morrison’s. Silly hats were the norm amongst our motley crew and we played for nearly 2 hours. One group passed by in fancy dress, and danced a little to Rudolph – which happened to be the most requested song of the day.
I’d like to think that we added a little festive spirit to the slightly panicked last minute shoppers!
At both of these events, money was collected towards our local charity of the season: Alzheimer’s Society.