The residents at Elmbridge Village are enjoying a packed schedule of events throughout December.
The festivities have included an annual visit from students at Cranleigh’s Rikkyo School, a Japanese boarding school. Students visit the village each year to sing Christmas Carols. This year, 150 students attended to put on a truly wonderful carol concert.
Elmbridge Village has a long-standing relationship with the school and it’s wonderful to host and see the students once again.
Another choir to bless residents with their voices was the Elmbridge Choir, made up by residents themselves. Village Manager Keith Henesey even dressed up as Father Christmas for the event! Richard, Head Gardener, also received gifts from residents, for all of his fantastic work setting up the grand Christmas tree.
Everyone had such an enjoyable afternoon, singing away with mince pies and mulled wine!
Beautiful songs also rang through the village when the Godalming Youth Orchestra came to play at the village, this was another wonderful experience with solo musicians showing of their skills with various instruments.
Residents were also treated with a talk from Toastmaster Neil Hunt, Neil is the President of The National Association of Toastmasters. Neil was thoroughly entertaining and it was really interesting to learn of his background – after being made Freeman of the City of London, Neil attended events with the Royal Family and members of Parliament. Neil’s loud voice and gavel banging had everyone laughing.