PHOTOS: Carols, classics and festive hits at Northampton disabled care centre's annual Christmas concert

A Northampton learning disability day centre wished a packed room of friends and family a merry Christmas at their annual sing-a-long concert.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 11:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:14 am
The annual sing-a-long performed to a packed audience of friends and family.

A choir of service users at the Caring & Sharing Trust Day Centre, in Cotton's Farmhouse, Cogenhoe, sang a round of carols, classic and festive hits last week (November 24).

The morning saw Minister Andrea Leadsom MP, deputy mayor of Northampton Tony Ansell and Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Simon Edens join in the fun on stage.

A raffle and a coffee morning with mince pies were held straight after to help raise funds for the charity, which has been working with people with learning disabilities, their families, carers, and care professionals for over 30 years.

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Lena Davis, who runs the centre, said: "We always have so much fun each year. We have so many people come here to sing and dance with us.

"I'm so happy I get the chance to with such wonderful people. Everyone who comes here has purpose. They all spend their time doing things for other people."

One user and ambassador for the centre Danny Brown said: "We had a nice time today. Everyone was singing, and there was a good atmosphere."

Patron of Caring & Sharing, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change and South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom said: "I had a wonderful time. They're all a lovely group and the staff have made such a home from home for them. It's like a family, and they make you feel so welcome."

For more information on the Caring & Sharing Trust, visit their website.