Getting into the Christmas spirit with Shipham Active Living
Earlier this year, Cosyfeet awarded their local Community Award of £500 to Shipham Active Living. Based in Shipham, Somerset, the group meets fortnightly and offers a varied programme of events and entertainment to older people living in the community.
Roger Knight, the group’s treasurer, very kindly invited Cosyfeet along to their annual Christmas dinner at the village hall in Shipham.
The hall was beautifully decorated and tables had been laid with crackers and name place cards for the 50 attendees. They were treated to a glass of mulled wine before settling down to watch some entertainment provided by The Olive Tree Theatre Group who sang and danced along to popular Christmas songs. This was followed by carols sung by children from the local school. The event finished off with a delicious 2 course Christmas lunch made by local caterers and a Christmas raffle.
“Active Living provides an opportunity for older people to get out and socialise with others,” says Roger Knight. “Our funding has recently been cut so we are very grateful for the award. It means we can put on events like this and afford speakers and entertainers for our group.”