Amesbury's main Christmas event, The Festive Fayre, was held in Central Car Park on Sat 2nd Dec and hailed by all to be a huge success. Despite freezing weather there was a great turnout - with the crowd being treated to a great choice of food and drink, lots of amusements and entertainment from many bands and local groups on the stage.
The event is organised by just a handful of people from The Stonehenge Chamber Events Team and is funded solely by donations - with any excess funds being donated to local charities.
A representative from the team told the trader that they'd like to thank the following businesses, who all donated assets to make the event such a success;
Tyrone Mundy - Santa's Appearance
Louise/A Date With Thyme - Mrs Christmas Appearance
Gemma & Kyle/A Date With Thyme - Tables, Grotto tent, Grotto gingerbreads & heating
Mark & Rachel Verbinnen/Wyndham Hall - Stage deck, Grotto Interior and Elves.
Mick Brannon/W.E.S.T - Elf and safety
Damian Kuczera/Sims Hospitality Ltd Staff & Bar Hire - Stage dome, stage lighting, transport.
Trev Parks - Bogs, bins and light tower transport
Vicky Parks - Logistics, use of van and best dressed! (Santa's team excluded, of course)
H & Leanne/H's Ices - Waste removal
Rob/AmeyBriggs Larkhill Camp (Amey & Briggs Equipment UK joint venture) - Light towers
Kyle & Royal Logistic Corps personel - Manpower & tentage
Krista & Amesbury Town Council - Car park closure order, electricity & toilets.
Andy, Ali & Bernie/Amesbury Printing Company - Printing & Photography
Jeff/Amesbury Filling Station - Signs & banner placement
Also professional support on the day from MD Security & Wessex Event Support (Control & Medics) AND not forgetting the amazing help on the day from John Neate and Briony Johnson (The George Hotel, Amesbury).