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Make winter wishes come true at festive family event

8 December 2017
A mix of free and paid activities at the Winter Wishes event.

‘Winter Wishes’ will come true during an afternoon of festive family fun for residents of Banbury’s Bretch Hill estate.

The Sunshine Centre, in Edmunds Road, will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the special event, being funded by Sanctuary Housing.

Between 1-5pm on Tuesday, 19 December, Bretch Hill residents will be able to enjoy a wide range of seasonal activities including an advent hunt, an ‘elfie selfie station’ and the chance to meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

There will also be crafts and games, tombola, a Christmas café serving up mince pies and other festive favourites and even a snow machine to add an extra touch of seasonal spirit.

The event is taking place as part of a community consultation project being carried out by Sanctuary, Cherwell District Council and The Hill Youth and Community Centre to engage with people living in Bretch Hill and better understand the needs of local families and young people.

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “Our Winter Wishes event will be packed with lots of fun and festive activities for the whole family to enjoy.

“As well as spreading some seasonal cheer, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to engage with local families and young people and learn more about their priorities and aspirations for their community.”

Previous consultation activities, funded by the district council, have seen local youngsters enjoy a Halloween laser tag event and an afternoon of ‘zorbing football’ in Princess Diana Park.

Entry to Winter Wishes is free and activities are a mix of free and paid for, with a maximum cost of 50p.

This event is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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