The venue was in the plush surroundings at the Phyllis Court Club.
The event was sponsored by Grey Matters consultancy, and the proceeds from donations and raffle tickets were for Berkshire MS Therapy Centre. In the fun style of these charity functions, everyone was in good humour and everyone enjoyed the proceedings which were of the usual high class!
The function room we were assembling in before the event consisted of a large hall. The part that we were in had the bar and snacks in it.There was free Mulled Wine or Orange Juice provided. The other half was cut off by closed doors. If you are not aware, the concept of the Living Advent Calendar is all geared to supporting local charities through raffles held during the event.
The crowds above are waiting to be told when they can enter the hall for the entertainment, and enjoying a warmed mulled wine and nuts, crisps etc compliments of the sponsor.
Richard Rodway announcing that this evening’s performance will be from the “Youthful Orchestra, in his usual jovial style.
The Youthful Orchestra gave generously of their time – more about them can be viewed here https://www.henleymusicschool.co.uk/youthful-orchestra
Thanks to Richard, the Youthful Orchestra, the volunteer staff manning the collection buckets and also selling raffle tickets. At the end of the event a kind lady who won a Reindeer stuffed toy, suggested that it was put out for auction. I think the amount raised in the end was £30. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Finally – edited highlights of the music and orchestra in action that I made on the night.