Henfield celebrates Christmas

HENFIELD village centre on Christmas evening 2013. Pic by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Medi
HENFIELD village centre on Christmas evening 2013. Pic by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Medi
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The Spirit of Christmas came to Henfield on Friday (December 13) with charity fund-raisers, food stalls, musical groups and Santa Claus in the High Street.

Santa’s sleigh (courtesy of the BP Guild) was in the centre of the village and Santa was in his grotto nearby in the bus shelter, run by Henfield Youth Club.

HENFIELD St. Barnabas supporters joined by HART responders on their stall during

HENFIELD St. Barnabas supporters joined by HART responders on their stall during

Shops and banks were open with refreshments for customers.

Charity stalls included Friends of St. Barnabas House, Henfield Leisure Centre and the Scout Hut Appeal.

Henfield Free Church carol singers entertained throughout the evening and members of West Chiltington Silver Band played Christmas tunes outside The Bell.

HART (Henfield Area Response Team) were on duty in their trailer outside Henfield Club and were called to help a pedestrian slightly injured in a fall.

HENFIELD HART responders with Resusci-Annie at the village

HENFIELD HART responders with Resusci-Annie at the village

Henfield Enterprise chairman Mike Beardall said: “We were unlucky with the weather. The rain arrived as we were setting up, but there was a great atmosphere in the High Street and the rain failed to dampen our spirits.

“Our thanks to all the traders and volunteers who made the evening so successful and provided entertainment and food.”