5th Dec, 2016

A ferry merry time for a good cause

Rob George 12th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’s historic Hampton Ferry has once again put on a dazzling display of Christmas decorations and lights.

The popular riverside venue launched its Christmas offering with a Christmas Fayre and Lights switch-on night last Tuesday (December 1) to raise funds for Wallace House Community Centre.

The evening included a visit from Santa, Christmas tunes from Avonbank Brassband and carol singing lead by the choir from the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

Mulled wine flowed and mince pies were plentiful.

Hundreds of people turned out to support this worthy cause, Wallace House is currently trying to raise £170,000 for a much-needed make-over.

Hampton Ferry’s Christmas Fayre raised more than £800 and donations are asked from visitors to see the Christmas lights, which are on everyday until 9pm.

Most of the decorations are hand painted wooden cut outs by Hampton Ferry owner Diana Raphael.