Father Christmas and his elves visited the specially made grotto at the practice and over 130 children got to see him, receive a small gift and tell him what they were hoping he would be able to bring them for Christmas this year.
It’s the 9th year that LVC has hosted the event which is geared towards fund raising for local charities. Practice staff spent the afternoon setting everything up, including Santa’s sleigh, outdoor gazebos and lighting displays ready for the local community to enjoy. The council closed the roads for a couple of hours and supplied some fabulous music, acrobats, funfair and brilliant fireworks to help keep everyone entertained.
Once everything was set up practice staff got stuck in selling homemade cakes, tea, coffee, mushy peas and mint sauce (of course!) and mulled wine, raising an impressive £550!
Head nurse at LVC, Ian Simpson-Eyre said,
“Being involved in this event and helping to raise money for local charities is important to us and we are very proud to be a part of our local community. We were very happy to host the Christmas Lights event this year, our 9th year of doing it, and would like to thank all of our clients that baked the homemade cakes for us to sell.”