IP17GNS Christmas Plans

After last year’s lockdown Christmas, this year we’re bringing the community together to celebrate.  We’re working with lots of other community organisations to create events and initiatives that involve local people in the Christmas spirit. 

With a hoard of local volunteers, IP17GNS is delivering all the Christmas cheer we can muster. We’re repeating some of last year’s activities that proved a hit, as well as pushing forward with some new plans that we think you’re going to love.

Santa’s Sleigh Ride

18th & 19th December – Benhall, Saxmundham, Kelsale

We’ve persuaded Santa and his elves to come back for two whole days of Christmas touring in his sleigh.  He will be visiting Saxmundham, Benhall and Kelsale on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December. His sleigh will be travelling around, spreading Christmas cheer and his elves may even have some treats for those who are on the nice list! We will also have collection buckets for anyone feeling generous. Donation will help fund our Christmas activities.

Make sure to come out & give him a wave wherever his route is closest to your home. Follow his progress throughout through the villages on both days by keeping up to date with our Facebook page.

Christmas Dinner Delivered

In partnership with The Warden’s Trust we’re offering people in the IP17 community a Christmas dinner delivery.  Anyone who will be on their own this Christmas day or unable to cook is welcome to request a Christmas dinner delivery to brighten their day. Thanks to the enormous generosity of our community, we have pulled together enough ingredients & little treats to spread some much-needed festive cheer. We have an army of keen volunteers at the ready to cook & deliver a hearty Christmas dinner to people within the community.

A Christmas gift from the community, for the community.

If you, or anyone you know would like a Christmas dinner delivery please use the ‘Help request form’ on the website or call 0333 3355 266. (If you’re ordering on behalf of someone else, please make sure you have their permission before placing your order.)

Saxmundham Christmas Fayre

3rd December, 4-8pm – Saxmundham

In partnership with Saxmundham Town Council we are holding a Christmas Fayre packed with entertainment, shopping, events, and a craft makers market.

Roll up for a Victorian Christmas extravaganza complete with singing, dancing, street performers and a prize for the best Victorian Costumes.

We’re also sponsoring the Christmas Window Competition for under 14s.  Participating shops (they will display a competition card) will add something that doesn’t belong in their Christmas window display. Eagle-eyed entrants should work out which item is the odd one out & note it on your entry form. There will be prizes for the winners!

We can’t wait to see everyone, supporting our efforts to bring the community together. All collections on the day will go towards funding our future projects.