Town Crier announces CLAC 2022 Open

The Highlights of tonight’s event in Saxon Square

The first event of the 2022 Christchurch Living Advent Calendar was held on Thursday 1st December in Saxon Square, commencing 6.15pm.

There was a great turn out under the marquee in Saxon Square with around 150 people in the audience as the Town Cryer declared the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar 2022 open for business!

Surprise performers Jitterbug Jive had everyone up and dancing with lots of festive fun (& festive jumpers!) and the local sponsor The Christchurch Charitable Trust presented a cheque of £1000 to Macmillan Caring Locally.

CLAC2022 audience joining in the Jitterbug Jive performance
CLAC2022 opens - 1 Dec at Saxon Square

All funds raised will go to Macmillan Caring Locally

The cheque from tonight’s sponsor The Christchurch Charitable Trust was presented to the charity’s representative.

CLAC22 - cheque presented to Macmillan Caring Locally

Macmillan Caring Locally

The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit and Hospice for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire. The charity, Macmillan Caring Locally, works in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide the services at the Macmillan Unit and in our community.

The entertainment was provided by:

1st December’s surprise performers:

Jitterbug Jive

JitterbugJive are a Lindy Hop Dance Troupe from Bournemouth, they will be dancing a set of Lindy Hop routines for your entertainment then after their dance displays you will have a chance to join in a short fun lesson. JitterbugJive perform at a number of festivals and at parties throughout the year and also run Lindy Hop workshops.

Please see more about JitterbugJive at our website:

Thanks to the venue:

Saxon Square

Courtyard setting in the centre of Christchurch surrounded by a selection of local retailers and big brands. Stay local – shop Saxon Square.

Saxon Square

Thanks to the local sponsor:

Christchurch Charitable Trust

Kindly donating £1000:

The Christchurch Charitable Trust is a local, independent, registered charity who are able to provide financial support by way of grants to organisations and projects which benefit the community in the Christchurch area.

We invite applications for funds from not-for-profit groups and organisations including registered charities, community interest groups, service organisations, volunteer groups, youth groups, local schools, local town and parish councils and the like.

Highlights of the event