Tonight’s surprise performer:

Christchurch & District Band

Anne from Rotary introducing the evening
Christchurch and District Band

We are at Day 15 of the Christchurch Living Advent Calendar already and this evening we were hosted by Somerford ARC. Rotarian Anne Cooke was MC for the evening and began by welcoming everyone and introducing Paul Hilliard from ARC who told us about the work and activities that happens there.

Our musicians for the evening were The Christchurch and District Band who performed an excellent Christmas Concert with a mixture of modern tunes and traditional Christmas carols which had us all singing along.

Band leader
Hoburne Dental Care, tonight's sponsor, giving their cheque to ARC

Peter Willy from the sponsors for the evening, Hoburne Dental Care, presented a cheque for £500 to Somerford ARC and in addition ARC ran a raffle with some lovely prizes. Anne thanked Somerford ARC for hosting the evening and providing refreshments, the band for a very entertaining performance and also the evening sponsors, Hoburne Dental Care.

Thanks were also given to The Primrose Trust who are the prime sponsors of CLAC and also to the team from Christchurch Rotary Club, especially Jan Banks, chairman of CLAC. The venue for day 16 will be The Red House Museum at 6pm.

Raising money for:

Somerford ARC

Somerford ARC is a community centre that aims to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being and quality of life of people in the Christchurch area, especially the residents of Somerford.

Our greatest aspiration is to cultivate community spirit and bring our residents together. We pride ourselves in providing support and giving our community a voice.
With a strong network of Trustees, Staff and Volunteers, between us we are continuously working to expand our services to improve our environment and to keep us at the heart of the Community. We are a universal point of access for residents of Somerford and wider Christchurch, we respond to a range of issues and opportunities, so it is vital that we are up to date and understand any changes in our local town and the impacts these may have within the community.

Tonight’s Venue:

Somerford ARC

Somerford ARC building
Kindly sponsored by:

Hoburne Dental Practice

Hoburne Dental Practice has been delivering private dental care for over 20 years and has been established in Christchurch for over 60 years. We pride ourselves in delivering high quality, long lasting dental care for all the family at affordable prices. As you would expect from a family practice we offer a full range of dental treatments including cosmetic dentistry. Hoburne is a small practice which allows us to create a caring environment tailored to your needs. Our staff pay particular attention to detail in all aspects of dental care from the moment you contact us.

More about 15th December’s surprise performer:

Christchurch & District Band

A fun, friendly band with a wide range of music from classics to toe tappers.

The Christchurch and District Concert Band are a community based, Not for Profit Organization, promoting the enjoyment of music through learning, performing and audience involvement.

For more info please visit our Facebook page >

Christchurch & District Band

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Join us at the Red House Museum tomorrow evening!