Zoe’s Place Coventry gets Christmas ready
The annual Christmas light switch-on event happened at Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice Coventry on Thursday, November 23rd, 2023, bringing the festive vibes to everyone. The highlight was when Otis Brown, one of the children at Zoe’s Place, got to press the button and light up the Christmas decorations.
It wasn’t just about the lights but the reminder of how Zoe’s Place Coventry positively impacts the community. The event raised over £680 for the hospice, ensuring that Zoe’s Place can keep doing its crucial work.
Our head of fundraising, Ian Carr, said “the event was great fun and so many people turned out to see the lights be switched on by Otis. The money we raised is going back to the hospice so a huge thank you to everybody who donated.”
Santa Claus himself made a journey from the North Pole to visit the grotto, and thanks to Taylor Wimpey, each child received a chocolate selection box.
The Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Nuneaton and Bedworth who attended said, “it was a great pleasure as Mayor and Mayoress of Nuneaton and Bedworth to be part of the Xmas lights switch on event. A massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped to run the great event.”
The Zoe’s Place Bear mascot added to the fun, entertaining the crowd with dance and even directing some school choirs. The choirs from King Henry VIII, Exhall Grange, and Pattison filled the air with joyful Christmas tunes.
Volunteers did a fantastic job running the craft stall, bake sale, and refreshments which also played a crucial role in the fundraising efforts to support Zoe’s Place. Another group of volunteers from Co-op helped to manage the parking and ensure the event ran smoothly.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the Christmas light switch on and supported Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and its important mission.