Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa in Shropshire hosted a Christmas
party for 150 local elderly members of the community on Monday 14
Guests, all dressed in their festive finery, came from all
across Shropshire; from residential homes and sheltered housing, as
well as from the Bradbury Care Centre in Whitchurch.
The Afternoon Tea was held in the hotel's Shropshire
Suite which was decorated with garlands, twinkling fairy lights
and an impressive Christmas tree. Guests were able to enjoy the
stunning panoramic views over manicured gardens while they indulged
in festive turkey sandwiches followed by cakes and scones. The
afternoon's entertainment included local comedy plus music from the
St John Talbot school choir who sang a medley of classic Christmas
carols including Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and Away in a
Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa General Manager Robin Ford said:
"We wanted to reach out to elderly people who are living in our
community and invite them to join us for a party. We know that many
older people living in Shropshire can be lonely at this time of
year so we hope, along with the help of the Bradbury Care Centre,
that we have been able to spread a little Christmas cheer. This
party has been taking place at Macdonald Hill Valley for 40 years
and it is one of the real highlights of the season for us. Every
year we work on a bigger and better celebration and this year was
no exception. "
Mandy Silvester, of Prees, who is co-owner of Bradbury Care
Centre, said: "We are very grateful to all the wonderful staff at
Valley for putting on such a great festive Christmas Afternoon
Tea again this year. As well as being a great party in a beautiful
setting we are hoping that some of the guests have formed new
friendships to give them a support network all year round."
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary
this year and operates over 40 hotels across the UK and ten resorts
in both the UK and Spain.