2. Children from Hartford Primary School will be performing at Redrow’s Happy Hartford Christmas event in aid of St Luke’s Hospice

HARTFORD residents and those thinking of moving to the area are invited to join in the festive fundraising fun at Redrow’s Happy Hartford Christmas event in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

Now in its fifth year, the event has become a real community celebration. This year’s event takes place from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, November 28.

It promises to be a Christmas cracker, featuring carols, a brass band and a visit from Santa himself.

Hartford Primary School and Northwich Pop Choir are set to perform at the event, which will be officially opened by the Mayor of Northwich Councillor Kevin Rimmer.

Caroline Thompson-Jones, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “Christmas is a time for giving and the people of Hartford have certainly given generously. They’ve helped us raise thousands of pounds for good causes including Hartford Young NSPCC, Chesnut Lodge Specialist School, the Joshua Tree and Meningitis Now.

“This year we’re extending an open invitation to join us for minced pies, mulled wine, hot chocolate, music and more in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.”

Last year St Luke’s helped more than 1,000 people across Mid and South Cheshire offering a range of services including end of life care, supporting carers and helping patients return to work after an illness.

Andy Bailey, corporate partnerships manager at St Luke’s said: “We can’t wait to be part of the official start to Christmas in Hartford. Of course it’s a beautiful place all year round, but takes on an extra special air during the festive season. Wrap up nice and warm and come and say hello!”

In addition to its festive fundraising, Redrow is sponsoring the hospice’s Christmas tree collection service for a second year running.

Households across the CW1 to CW11 postcode district can register now to have their trees collected by hospice volunteers in early January via https://charityxmastreecollection.com.

Redrow has also gifted more than £20,000 to local causes in the Hartford area since 2016 via a series of community funds.

To join in with a Happy Hartford Christmas, visit Hartford Grange, Walnut Lane, from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, November 28.

To find out more about the homes available at Hartford Grange see http://www.redrow.co.uk/hartfordgrange.