Yesterday I left work early to attend the carol service of Age Concern Chandler’s Ford at the Methodist Church.
Thornden School Wind Band and Toynbee School Choir, with their youthful energy, enthusiasm and talents, impressed the senior members of our community, making the carol service a much cherished event.
The Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Tony Noyce and Mayoress Mrs Janice Noyce both attended the service.
A blue One Community Transport mini bus was parked just outside the main entrance of the church. In the aisle, the elderly in wheelchairs had blankets on their laps. Walking frames were resting neatly against the wall.
This dedicated Carol Service meant a lot to the senior members in Chandler’s Ford. Some of the elderly live by themselves, or in a home, far away from their families and friends.
The sweet music from our young people from both Thornden and Toynbee schools gave the elderly more than just an afternoon of enjoyment. The music evoked fond memories and gave them comfort.
The Reverend Peter Cornick, of Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church, told me that he hopes we’ll do more next year to bring more senior members from Chandler’s Ford to attend this special carol service for them.
“They’ll definitely love the music,” Peter said.
After the concert, I also met Bob Campbell, the new Chairman of Age Concern Chandler’s Ford.
Credits to Mr Rob Jones, who led the Thornden School Wind Band, and Mrs Miriam Marchant, who led the Toynbee School Choir.
— JUDITH GRAJEWSKI (@JUDITHGRAJEWSKI) December 3, 2014
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