Winter Wonderland comes to Devonport

We transformed Devonport Live cafe into a winter wonderland for children last week and even the adults got in on the fun!

PCH worked with DCH and community cafe Devonport Live to bring a touch of Christmas to the community fun days held on Friday and Monday. The wonderland was set up for families to have their photograph taken and go away with a glossy photo memento of the day and PCH staff gave out selection boxes to everyone who attended.

There were crafts, bag stencilling, Facepainting and even a magician for the children’s event while on Monday the café screened 1946 classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ which drew the crowds as mulled wine and mince pies were on offer.

Clare Turner, Housing Officer for PCH said: “We love putting on events for people in the local area, especially at a great location like Devonport Live as it’s well recognised within the community and people love coming here – it’s somewhere that makes a difference for people.”

Sarah Brown, manager of Devonport Live said: “I love Christmas but not everyone can afford it and I just don’t think that anyone should miss out. After receiving such great support for our official launch we want to give back to local people, bring them together and help everyone get into the Christmas spirit, especially if they’re on a tight budget.”

Devonport Live Café has become a community hub since it was set up in 2015 by local residents for local residents. Sarah is hoping that more community groups and businesses in the city will step forward with their support and sponsorship in the New Year. Their continued involvement will ensure there are more events which encourage families as well as the socially isolated and those living alone to get together over a cup of tea and something to eat.

Dave Brown, Chairman of Devonport Live said: “Our launch was all about making local people more aware about us and encouraging them to try something new, right on their doorstep where they can meet new people and dip into a range of activities – there’s a lot going on. These Christmas events are our gift to our local community.”