Monday, 14 December 2015

Pre-Christmas in Old Buckenham

Giving and collecting
Yesterday provided a couple of opportunities to sample home-made mince pies, cake and mulled wine.
On Sunday 13 December Lily Freake held a Cake and Coffee morning in the Church Rooms to help raise money for Childreach International. A group of York University students intend to travel out to Nepal next September to help build schools. Earlier this year in April, Nepal endured a devastating earthquake that destroyed communities across the country. The £272 raised from the cake and coffee morning will help towards hitting her fundraising target and getting her out to Nepal to help start rebuilding communities.
Many people came along to support the cause and to enjoy the cake and coffee as well as participating in a large raffle.

At the same time, people of all ages were turning up at Old Buckenham windmill. The inside was festooned with colourful decorations and activities for the younger children while there was mulled wine and mince pies for the slightly older visitors.

A special visitor was awaiting on the first floor of the mill where Father Christmas was ready to meet and chat to the children. The children came back to the ground floor clutching a present, watched over by the Elf and Safety representative as they negotiated the wooden staircase.

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