Nightingale House - Schools’ Reindeer Run - Light up a Life ,Wrexham Service - Christmas Carol Concert - Soul at the Memo
Nightingale House makes Christmas wishes come true
Broughton Retail Park is the place to be for anyone wanting to make a special Christmas wish this festive season.
Starting this weekend, Broughton Retail Park in association with Nightingale House, will launch their very first ‘Wishmas tree’ to bring more than just Christmas cheer to festive shoppers.
Over the next month, visitors of all ages will be invited to make a wish for Christmas with their requests being sent via special post to Santa at the North Pole. Each wish will cost just £2.00 and as a thank you, participants will receive a chocolate and a keepsake decoration for their own Christmas tree to remind them of the wish they have made and how they have helped Nightingale House Hospice.
250 wishes is the goal for Broughton Wishes in aid of Nightingale House and, when that happens, five children will have their wishes granted by the charity and retail park on Friday 23rd December.
Shoppers will also have the chance to take part in a new augmented reality game – ‘Freezy’s Christmas Adventure’ – to help Freezy the snowman find all of Santa’s missing presents.
By downloading a simple app to a smartphone or tablet, families will be transported to a winter wonderland where they will help friendly snowman, Freezy, and his friends overcome obstacles and find presents hidden around Broughton.
Sam Eastwood, Hospice Fundraiser said: “For centuries, people have been tying ribbons or baubles to Christmas trees as symbol of hope or a wish. We felt inspiration could come from a tree where everyone can express their wishes and dreams for the coming year and we were delighted to team up with Broughton Retail Park to create this symbol of Christmas magic.
“Every year, Nightingale House helps more than 5,000 people living with life-limiting illnesses in the North Wales and border areas. Every wish made on the Broughton Wishes tree will enable us to allow families to share precious moments when they are needed most. We hope the wish tree will ‘grow’ for years and years to come.”
Alan Barker, centre manager at Broughton said: “We wanted to partner with a local charity and Nightingale House, as a charity so proactive in the community they serve, completely fit the bill for us. We chose the idea of Broughton Wishes in aid of Nightingale House because we wanted something more than just a standard Christmas tree. We wanted it to create a positive atmosphere for our visitors while benefitting a really good cause.
“I would urge everyone who is looking for a special Christmas experience to come down this weekend. We even have Santa himself joining us along with the local colliery brass band and who knows, hopefully, we can make some wishes come true.”
Schools’ Reindeer Run
November 1 2016 - December 31 2016
The annual Reindeer Run is back and we want your school to get involved. Walk, jog or run around the playground, sports hall or a venue of your choice and help raise vital funds for the Hospice. You will receive a Santa suit for the lead runner (we suggest a teacher!), reindeer cookies, orange squash, decorative balloons and a personalised fundraising pack. There is no minimum sponsorship for this event, just as much money as each school can raise collectively
Light up a Life ,Wrexham Service
Christmas can be particularly difficult following bereavement but Light up a Life gives us the opportunity to remember and celebrate in a positive way. People from all faiths and beliefs are invited to join us on the 2nd December to remember a loved one or to honor a friend, relative or colleague with our special Light up a Life services.
Following a service in the grounds of the Hospice, the Tree of Lights will be illuminated and the lights will shine on until 5th January. The names of your loved ones will be entered into the Book of Honour which can be viewed, at the Hospice Reception, after the Light up a Life service and throughout the year.
The evening’s programme of reflections and seasonal carols is preceded by a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
For further information, please contact Christine Dukes on: 01978 314292
Christmas Carol Concert
Get into the festive spirit and relax with the Rhos Male Voice Choir and the Wrexham Citadel Army Brass Band. This enchanting Christmas carol concert is a firm favourite in the community calendar with people coming from across North Wales to hear seasonal music. The concert will be filled with popular congregational carols and stunning musical performances. This year, the choir and brass band will once again be joined by soloists Geraint Dodd and Eldrydd Cynan Jone.
Soul at the Memo
On Saturday 10th December at the Memorial Hall in Wrexham, DJ Denzil returns with another incredible live music event to raise funds for Nightingale House Hospice, all in memory of Ken Charles. Andrew 'SoulMan' Randel, one of finest soul singers around, will be performing on the night. Tickets are just £7 each. For tickets or more information, please visit Alun Hughes Film, Music and Nostalgia on Bank Street in Wrexham town centre
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