‘Sweet Shop Favourites’ wins Christmas tree competition


West Cliff Hall Care Home is celebrating a win at the annual Christmas Tree Festival in Hythe.

The team at the West Street Care Home purchased and donated a Christmas tree for the annual Southampton event and competition.

The trees are judged, and West Cliff Hall won first prize in the adult’s category! After the judging stage the tree was auctioned to raise money for Hythe 2000 and St John’s Church.

This year, the staff and residents of West Cliff Hall decided to dedicate their time to knit decorations in the theme of ‘Sweet Shop Favourites’.
Inspired by their favourite sweets at Christmas time, the residents and staff worked together to hand stich and knit gingerbread men, candy canes and lollipops, ready to display at the annual event.

The Christmas tree festival was first organised by Hythe 2000 in 2009 and has grown in popularity year on year since that time.

Local businesses, organisations, schools and individuals are invited to supply and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and Christmas garlands. The festive collection is put on display during the two-week period of the festival, ready to be purchased via a silent auction.

The welcoming care home is an active part of the local community and goes to great lengths to make a positive difference to the lives of residents by planning stimulating activities.

General Manager Jim Bowie says: We are really happy that our decorated Christmas tree won at the local competition! At West Cliff Hall we take pride in providing a warm, welcoming environment that is fun to live and work in. It feels very rewarding to know our creative efforts were recognised and it’s a pleasure to contribute to such a worthy cause in our local community.


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