The Stroud Christmas Party

Home made sausage rolls made by a former baker, asparagos and salmon quiche and bakewell tarts, were a few of the treats served up by Fair Shares participants for the Stroud Fair Shares Christmas Party. The Maypole Hall in Paganhill was not only packed with delicious food but over 70 people came along to enjoy the atmosphere.

A team of helpers decorated and set up the hall, including three young people from Open House. The Fair Shares mini bus was busy picking up people from Cotswold House care home, while participants and volunteers helped with transport from Wyatt House care home. Fair Shares members from Stonehouse and Stroud pulled crackers with those invovled with organisations working alongside Fair Shares: including the Museum in the Park, Stroud District Council, NHS 2gether Trust, the Alzheimer’s Society, Gloucestershire County Council, Barnwood Trust and others.

Waltzing to Moon River was a special moment, especially for those who used to jive, twist or foxtrot regularly but now struggle to get on the dance floor, including one person who uses a wheelchair. A big thank you should go to Max, Wendy and Emma for providing the live music entertainment, Anna, Julie, Sid, Nigel, Maisey, Pammy, Sheila, Richard and all the others who helped serve the food and Leigh for being our Father Christmas and running the raffle.

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