Carols in the Park 2016

Hotham Park Heritage Trust (HPHT), currently a registered charity, is in the process of being closed with the intention of becoming a charitable organisation to be known as Friends of Hotham Park (FoHP).
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All events listed on this website have always been organised and run entirely by a small group of unpaid Trustees, Members and Volunteers of Hotham Park Heritage Trust. In the Autumn of 2019 the decision was made to close the Trust because of a lack of people willing to volunteer their time.

The new charitable group, Friends of Hotham Park, hope to continue the legacy of HPHT by organising various activities in the future but they need your help. For more information please email or click here.

The following is an archive of an event organised and run by Hotham Park Heritage Trust in 2016.

Carols in the Park and Father Christmas 2016

This very popular event was held on Sunday 4th December 2016 from 4pm to 7pm.

The Salvation Armay Band

The Choir

The Audience

Father Chrismas

Starting at 4pm the family fun included the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto and receive a gift.

There was a seasonal bouncy castle and chance to meet the Pagham ponies. Hot food and drink including mulled wine, juice and mince pies supplied by Turners Pies, our local award-winning bakers, were also available.

From 6pm the carol singing was led by the Bognor Regis Salvation Army Band and the RAFA (381 Branch) choir. There was also a fabulous raffle and merchandise on sale with proceeds going back into the Park.

This Christmas celebration was organised and run by unpaid Members and Volunteers of the Hotham Park Heritage Trust and had been held in December for many years as part of their community and fund raising activities. The trust is dedicated to promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of Hotham Park for all the community.

Click here to see a video of the event. Below are some pictures of the attractions in the Park prior to opening. Video and pictures all courtesy of Neil Cooper, Shepherd Media.


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