Thank you to everyone who came along to the Westhampnett Christmas Tree Celebration and helped make it such a wonderful event! It was lovely to see such a great turnout and so many families and children.
The Chichester Flute Choir provided some beautiful Christmas music; and we had plenty to eat and drink with sweet treats provided by the neighbours!
The children enjoyed making baubles from recycled bottles which were later put on the Christmas tree on the Village Green and at Westerton. Plus the children got to meet Santa in the magical grotto.
And finally there were some beautiful wreaths produced by residents who enjoyed finding out how to create them during Karen's demonstrations.
This was truly a community event, lots of people helped, and everything was organised and provided by the community. A big thank to everyone in the community!
Hopefully we will have plenty more events, and next Christmas we should be in our own community hall overlooking the Village Green.
Westhampnett Parish Council
For financial support and encouragement
Sara Watkins, Gael Emmett,Gemma Young, Linda Lanham
Corrine Rowbotham, Brian Coles, Evelyn Coles, Ann Harrington, Nicki, Alison, Kate Rowbotham
Chichester Flute Choir
Julie Twite (Westhampnett resident), Siân Thomas, Mike Woolston, Janet Waller.
Karen Louise Faith https://www.instagram.com/karenlouisefaith
Gemma Young and Judith Neilson
Thank you to Santa and the elves Freya and Safia. And to Annie Farwell for her help with the grotto and loan of Christmas figures
Christmas trees for Westhampnett and Westerton - paid for by the Goodwood Estate
Loan of the School Hall - Nicky Metcalfe, Headteacher, The March School
PA setup - Julian Davis
Graphic design and social media - Gemma Young
Westerton hosts - Jean and Geoff Hardstaff
Christmas tree team - Bob Holman, Geoff Hardstaff, Andrew Blanchard, Bob Keatley and Howard Horne
Switching on the lights - Ewan, Morris, and Eleanor
Mince pies provided by Ann Harrington, Claire McLeish, Evelyn Coles, Lucy Burborough
Garden chairs from Ann Kent and Gemma Young
Plastic bottles from Ann Harrington and Shelley
Happy Snacks donated by The Happy Snacks Company, Jeff Neilson (Westhampnett resident)
And a big thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a great event!