The cold wet blustery weather on Wednesday 11th December didn’t deter over 300 residents, berth holders and locals from enjoying Christmas carols at Hythe Marina Village.
The annual concert, organised by MDL’s Hythe Marina Village, aims to raise funds for a local cause. This year’s chosen charity was The Waterside Women’s refuge which is part of the New Forest’s Branch of Stop Domestic Abuse. So far, £430 has been raised, and donations are still coming in.
“What a way to warm the hearts of so many. The Hythe Primary School Choir were a delight to listen too. My thanks go out to all who attended to make it a wonderful evening,” says Dave Lewis, Hythe Marina Village Manager. “Thank you also to the Hythe Marina Association (HMA) for organising the event and the estates team for ensuring the lights looked fantastic. We look forward to working with the HMA and local Hythe community to host more exciting events in 2020.”
Hythe Marina Village regularly holds community wide events to promote the marina and surrounding area, while also raising money for worthwhile charities. Special thanks for this event go to Hythe Primary School Choir, members of the Banknotes and Sounds Easy, The Boathouse Hotel and Restaurant, The New Forest Brass Band, Mac Signs for the banner, Lifting Gear Supplies Ltd, John McGinn and Mick Wigfield who orchestrated the evening.
Dianna Herbert, HMA Social Coordinator, comments “The challenge of organising the carols this year was taken by Mick Wigfield, and very well done! The weather could not have been kinder to us after days of persistent rain cleared in time for the concert. There followed a slick, organised evening which was enjoyed by all.”