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Blandford residents enjoy free Christmas show for all the family

Families in Blandford enjoyed a completely free Christmas show, thanks to a partnership between Sovereign Housing Association and Blandford Forum Town Council.

Sovereign donated £1,600 to fund the Blandford Family Christmas show, which was held at the Corn Exchange and coordinated by Linda Scott-Giles from the council.

Nearly 200 people enjoyed acts from entertainers including Jamie Jigsaw, Krazy Kev and DJ Phil from Get Up & Groove! Families were also given information on the support available to help with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. 

Sovereign’s Community Development Officer Kate Sheppard, who worked with the council on the show, said: “Many of us are looking forward to the Christmas season but on a tighter budget, with some festive activities looking less affordable this year. And that’s why we joined forces with Blandford Forum Town Council, to offer local families a completely free Christmas show.

“Tickets sold out instantly, so we immediately added more as we wanted Blandford families to enjoy themselves, without the worry of how much it’s going to cost.”

Linda from Blandford Forum Town Council said: “Thanks to funding from Sovereign, the Town Council was able to organise and host this event at no cost to residents. Volunteers from Blandford Opportunity Group, the Mayor’s Charity, provided refreshments at affordable prices and a great time was had by all.”