No room in the inn for BDC Christmas Singalong

WHEN Brixham befriending charity Brixham Does Care held its annual Mince Pie Christmas Singalong, there was literally “no room in the inn” for anyone else at the Brixham Does Care Cafe.   In true traditional style, on the 10th day of December, the packed audience was treated to 90 mince pies mincing, 40 seniors singing, 40 children chanting, 4 “wenches” serving, 3 teachers calling, 2 turtle doves (dancing on the roof opposite)…..but no sign of a partridge or, indeed, a pear tree!   Tesco & Co. kindly donated the delicious mince pies, while the talented choir from Furzeham Primary School delighted all those present with their sparkling performance and impeccable behaviour.   MC Martyn Paddon was supported by his wife, Josephine, and her fellow “serving wenches” Eileen, Julia and Chris, all resplendent in their Christmas party attire.   The sum of £211 was raised towards the charity’s funds and everyone went home smiling, completely unable to stop singing along to the songs they had shared.

On the following Friday, 14th, the Christmas fun moved around the corner to the Scala Hall, where a tasty supper from prize-winning David’s Fish & Chip shop, complemented by even more mince pies, was served up by the Brixham Does Care staff members.   The evening entertainment came courtesy of Brixham Town Band, ably conducted by Phil Cleave, and the audience was once again encouraged to join in singing carols and Christmas songs.   Some brave souls even took to the dance floor and we all enjoyed the favourite “Snow Waltz”, which required the audience and band alike to  risk indigestion each time Phil signalled everybody to stand up and sit down again!   Great fun.   A further sum of £1,006 was raised on the night.    Thanks must go to everyone involved for a really wonderful evening.          

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