Milford House Care Home in Laverstock got its Christmas festivities off to a flying start with a Christmas Market.

On Saturday, December 2, one of the coldest days of the year, the home welcomed Councillor Nick Baker, Chair of Laverstock & Ford Parish Council, to declare the market open. Residents, family and friends then enjoyed a set from Musical Theatre Salisbury before everyone began browsing the stalls and enjoying mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies.

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There were green table decorations made by residents, selection treat boxes, bath smellies, lots of lovely art, creative and decorative items.

There was also a raffle supported by a host of local business from in and around Salisbury. Winners got to choose from an array of prizes and all proceeds go to the home’s chosen charity for 2023, River Bourne Community Farm.

General manager Gemma Hicks said: “It was such a lovely, joyful afternoon and the home was buzzing with visitors. A huge Milford ‘Thank You' to Councillor Nick Baker for opening the market and all the stallholders who attended, but I must give a special mention to the team from Musical Theatre Salisbury who braved the sub-zero temperatures to come and sing in our courtyard during the afternoon and got our Christmas Market off to a flying start.”