In December, the village of Lambley held a special day of festivities to spread joy to local families.
On Saturday 12th December, Snowmen were placed in household gardens which were marked on a Snowman trail map.
From 12pm families collected the maps by the Christmas tree next to the bus shelter and began on the trail to spot the frosty characters. Each Snowman had a letter that would spell out a Christmas song lyric, so the children had the added fun of discovering what this could be. Some households even took part by leaving sweets out for the children as part of the trail.
The Snowmen were organised and distributed to gardens and Santa by Dan Lord.
During the day, extra events were held across the village to make the day extra special. There was a special pop up Santa’s Grotto and The Lambley pub offered takeaway drinks plus a sweet van was situated outside selling waffles and ice cream.
The Robin Hood Inn on Main Street held a charity cake stall which sold out and a charity raffle to win a hamper which was announced on the 20th December. A mini food fayre also took place with Little Jon’s pizza Box, Nottingham based Project D Doughnuts and Rhubarbar were selling cocktails, mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Free goody bags were handed out to all the children who took part in the trail and The Robin Hood Inn had their own snowman too.
Nikki from The Robin Hood Inn, said “It was a fabulous event and very popular for cheering everyone up and we raised over £400 at The Robin Hood with the cake sale, hot drinks and raffle.”