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Mayor switches Christmas Lights on

Credit: Photo by Hunters Down

On Friday 3rd December Hunters Down Care Home in Huntingdon held their Christmas Light Switch on. As always, the staff at Hunters Down have excelled in decorating the home for the residents inside as well as outside.

The Mayor of Huntingdon (Councillor Karl Webb) was invited to the event and help with the Christmas light switch on. He said, “he loves being invited to Hunters Down as he is always flabbergasted to see the amount of work the staff have put in to help get their residents in the festive season.

Before the light switch on everyone sang Hunters Down Christmas song that Kristine, Lifestyle Coordinator had created using the traditional jingle bells music. Here is a small piece of their song.

Oh Hunters Down, Hunters Down,

Hunters all the way

Oh what fun it is to stay

In a place that truly cares, hey!

Hunters Down, Hunters Down

Second home if you may

Oh what fun it is to be

Laughing everyday

Then the Mayor cut the ribbon and started the count down from 10 for the magical light switch on. It certainly made the building come alive with the sparkling and flashing of the lights. The Mayor thanked the staff that have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

This year Hunters Down Christmas decoration theme was called Hunters Down Workshop.

When you first walk into the reception you see a large red chair that belongs to Father Christmas. This is where he can sit and rest when he gets tired, next to the chair is a warm fire. Next you can see Father Christmas working at his desk going through the list of children’s names. Then there is a large wooden table with an assortment of toys and elves busily working on the toys to make the children’s wishes come true. There is a wonderful winter world section of white Christmas trees an impressive made reindeer and intricate made snowflakes hanging from the ceiling.

A resident Cathy and staff member Sue had dressed up as elves, who did a wonderful job representing the Elves for Hunters Down. Another resident Dennis loved the look of Father Christmas red relaxing chair, so he claimed the chair and enjoyed eating the first mince pie of the afternoon.

It had been a huge success as Hunters Down Care Home is well known for its masterpieces