Beacon transformed into Christmas Wonderland

The Beacon Hub was transformed into a Christmas wonderland as local families where invited to an afternoon of festive fun.

The day started with a selection of Christmas carols, provided by Mayflower Community Academy, who last week turned on the Christmas tree lights at Plumer House. The school children were given selection boxes as a thank you, which were kindly donated by Kier.

Families then got stuck into festive arts and crafts, including face painting, wreath making and tree decorating. Children were able to make a variety of different festive characters including snowmen and a reindeers.

Father Christmas was also in attendance along with his helpful elves giving out presents. In the Christmas igloo there was more festive fun with the opportunity for families to have their photo taken in the winter wonderland photo booth.

The day ended with a Christmas raffle which included a wide variety of prizes. All proceeds of the raffle will be donated to Jeremiah’s Journey.

Housing Officer Natalie Samuels said: “It’s been such a wonderful afternoon, all the families have got involved with all the arts and crafts and Tess Wilmot’s Christmas tree decoration and wreath making. The children in particular enjoyed the gingerbread decorating and face painting by Lydia.

“All the children were extremely excited to see Father Christmas, receive their presents and they all made sure he had received their lists ahead of the big day."

Housing Officer Heidi Bavin added: “We must also say a huge thank you to Mayflower Community Academy for providing us with some lovely carols and creating such a festive atmosphere with the support of ‘Under the Fingers’.

“We must also thank Kier for the selection boxes, Board Member Debbie Roche for the children’s presents, Plymouth Argyle, Morrisons Outland Road and Tamar Grow local for raffle prizes and the Communications, Communities, Regeneration and Rents teams for contributing to the event.

“We’d like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and hope they had as much fun as we did.”