Word Worker press release:

Snow, Santa and a sensational winter wonderland were all part of a Christmas fair staged by Gloucester Charities Trust, which provides accommodation and dementia day services for older people across the city.

The event was held at the Trust’s headquarters, in its Kimbrose Club – a day centre for people with dementia and memory issues – the surrounding grounds and St Margaret’s Chapel.

Staff at the Trust worked hard to set up stalls in Kimbrose Club, serve teas and refreshments and stage a Santa’s grotto.

The highlight was their Winter Wonderland outside, decorated with trees, reindeer, elves and real snow, kindly donated by Stroud-based Snow Business.

Attending were Kimbrose Club members and residents of the Trust’s care homes and sheltered housing, as well as friends and family members.

Kathryn Lewis, Chief Executive of Gloucester Charities Trust, said: “We have run Christmas fairs before, but nothing on this scale with the winter wonderland outside. It was a fantastic event and lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves so much.

“GCT would like to extend its grateful thanks to the suppliers and sub-contractors who donated Christmas items and cash to enable us to make the Winter Wonderland really spectacular. Special thanks to Howdens Joinery Co, KJ Parry Electrical Contractors, R&W Decorators, KB Heating Services, Gloucestershire Cleaning Company, Corinium Carpets, Advantage 1 Security and Guru Coffee Shop for their generosity.”