Corby Glen Christmas Tree Fund: January News

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the Christmas Tree Fund in 2015. We had a great year of fundraising events, and The Big Lunch, Sheep Fair, Christmas Fair, Christmas Party, Rounders Day, Wrapping and Packing Night and Christmas Eve. We were lucky enough to have fantastic support from local businesses and residents who’ve helped us raise an amazing £3,000 this year.

Without the great work of the committee, local businesses and volunteers, which is growing into a fantastic team, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a magical Christmas Eve and Christmas Party for all the children, so Thank You. This year we had an incredible 140 presents to hand out and 50 hampers to deliver. Great achievements for the volunteers that made this happen.

Thank you for the lovely letters we’ve had about the hampers; thanks to the playgroup, kidz club and parents – the children did a fantastic job of decorating the boxes this year.

Let’s hope 2016 is just as successful for the Christmas Tree Fund. If you would like to join us, have any ideas or feedback then we would love to hear from you.

Once again thank you for all your support in 2015 – let’s see what 2016 has in stall for us! Watch out on all the boards, facebook, the Link and posters around the village for the events in 2016. We will keep you as up to date as possible.

We’ve been supporting the Parish Council in getting the funding application for the new and revamped Play Park. Both applications have been handed in – now it’s just a waiting game so fingers crossed!

If we get the funding, then we have to try to raise £2,000 as part of the project in getting the WREN funding. If you can help or know of any way in helping us raise this money then we would love to hear from you. This is only if we get the funding we have to raise this money and it needs to be before June 2016 in hope to have the new play park in 2016.

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Carols round the Christmas Tree

Carols round the Christmas Tree in Corby Glen Market Square, on Christmas Eve 2015
Carols round the Christmas Tree in Corby Glen Market Square, on Christmas Eve 2015

We hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas break and festivities, and that you enjoyed Christmas Eve in the village. It is always lovely to see so many people on the night and adds to a great community atmosphere. We are really very lucky to have this opportunity.

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Corby Glen Christmas Fayre

This was the second year we have run a Christmas Fayre in Corby Glen and despite the wet and windy weather on November 29th we had a wonderful turnout from the village and local area. Visitors had lots of great stalls to look at including many craft and beauty stalls.

Children had Suzie at the Creation Station to keep them busy and also were able to decorate biscuits, make snowmen cakes and have a go on the Chocolate tombola. Santa had lots of young visitors to his grotto and the Church Street Rooms provided refreshments for visitors.

Money raised has gone to support the Church Street Rooms, the Corby Glen Children’s Christmas party and the Christmas Tree Fund.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year and thank you again to stall holders and the Church Street Rooms for their help in making the event such a success.

Laura, Claire, Charlotte and Rachael