HARTFORD residents entered into the spirit of goodwill as Redrow hosted a Happy Hartford Christmas in aid of The Joshua Tree.
Held at Hartford Grange, on Walnut Lane, the event featured performances from Hartford Primary School, Deva Brass and Northwich Pop Choir, plus a special guest appearance from Santa.
Visitors tucked into seasonal treats including mulled wine, mince pies, gingerbread and hot chocolate during the fundraiser.
Northwich Pop Choir
Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “It’s the fourth year we’ve hosted a festive fundraiser in Hartford and it’s a real community event that brings people together. Christmas is a time for families and so we chose to support The Joshua Tee because of the fantastic work they do in supporting families affected by childhood cancer.”
The Joshua Tree supports more than 100 families across the North West and North Wales and receives an average of three referrals a week from the oncology clinic at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Rita Hall with Santa
Pippa Watson-Peck, from The Joshua Tree said: “We’re a small charity and rely heavily on the generosity of the communities we serve for support, so were excited to be part of Redrow’s Happy Hartford Christmas event. The money raised will make a real difference to the lives of families traumatised by the life-changing experience of childhood cancer.
“We have development plans of our own too. A new fit for purpose support centre in Sandiway is due for completion in 2019, to provide our families with a safe and appropriate environment and help us respond to the growing demand from our families.”
Annette and Mark Povall with daughter Clara and son Donnacha
Deputy Mayor of Northwich, Councillor Kevin Rimmer said: “I’d like to thank Redrow for hosting such a fantastic event for the Hartford community. Events like this truly capture the spirit of Christmas. It was great to see so many local people getting into the festive spirit to support the Joshua Tree.”