LANTERNS, CAROLS AND LIGHTS
Hundreds at festive event
HUNDREDS of people got into the festive spirit when a village’s Christmas lights were switched on.
The event took place in Denham Village on Friday, December 12, and started off with a lantern procession by children from Gayhurst School, in Gerrards Cross, and was followed with carols sung by youngsters from Denham Village Infant School, as well as the Holy Name Choir, Denham Divas and St Mary’s Church Choir.
It was organised jointly by the parish council and the Denham support group for Thames Valley Hospice to raise money for the cause.
Businesses set up stalls in the street offering mince pies, gingerbread, candy, Christmas crafts, drinks, a hog roast and a barbecue.
Caroline Turner of Tatling End was one of those who attended.
She said: “It was a wonderful event and it was nice to see that it was so well attended.
“The children loved it and it is great to see so many people coming together to support the village.”
Sylvia Jefferys of the parish council’s communication committee, said: “The communication committee were delighted when Paul Williams of the Thames Valley Hospice support group approached the council to help organise the event.
“As a group, they are used to organising such events and we knew they would be able to help us provide the village with a wonderful event.
“The evening has been truly amazing and I thank each and every one of those on the organising team for their effort.”
ON STAGE: (Clockwise from above) Youngsters perform at the event; Bethany and Jack Jefferys tuck in; a big crowd turned up for the evening; Lucy Hazell, 12, with Jack and Bethany Turner, four
BIG DAY: (Above) Georgia Vosey, 10, won a competition to turn on the Christmas tree lights; (right) Father Christmas emerges from the Falcon Inn, Denham