Around 100 guests attended the annual Christmas festivities at Haseley Manor, for an eight-hour extravaganza of entertainment, unlimited wine and fine dining from 11.30am through to 7.30pm.

After a bubbly reception, guests were then bagpiped to the Barn by Kieron Cooney for an array of entertainment, a six-course lunch with selected wines,  an Auction of donated gifts, and finally a light supper at 6pm.

Among the entertainers were saxophonist Mark Botterill, Wight Notes Choir lead by Joanna Willey, JC Family Band, Those Two Island Guys, Helena and Grant Mace, Company B and traditional Carols from Vectis Brass Band. Sound support was provided by Equaliser Audio and the exceptional catering was by David, Raina Rogers, Emma McIntyre and the Team of All About Catering.

Host Terence Willey said the long-established annual event continues to thrive thanks to the  support and generosity of many companies and individuals, and for the last three years, to Haseley Manor proprietors Anthony and Vivian Roberts for providing the special venue.

The event raised £5,800 for Naomi House and Jack’s Place in Stockbridge, Winchester.