Haseley Manor was the venue for a memorable day of wining, dining and entertainment in mid-December, when 70  people gathered to celebrate the 46th year of the ever-popular Charity Christmas lunch hosted by Terry Willey.  

Anthony and Vivian Roberts provided the beautiful venue, hosting a reception in the Manor House itself, before the day’s full seven hour programme rolled out in the barn.

A delicious bill of fare was provided by the team from All About Catering, while entertainment came from Kieron Cooney, Wight Notes Choir, Tony Minx and Dick Taylor, JC and the Family Band, The Crew, Vectis Brass and Headliners, Helena Mace and Grant James. As it happened, Helena was celebrating achieving the accolade of Country Singer of the Year as well as scoring a Number One in the iTunes chart.

Each year’s net profit from the event goes to Naomi House and Jacks Place who were represented by Paul Morgan, Head of Fundraising at the facility in Sutton Scotney. He explained the wonderful work involved in caring for children, young adults and their families with life-threatening illnesses across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and thanked everyone for their kind and generous support which he said was greatly appreciated by everyone at the Hospice

Some £3,000 was raised on the day and everyone present enjoyed themselves immensely.  Terry summed up the day with the heartfelt words “Don’t cry because it’s over, but smile because it has happened”. Photos Supplied

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