CHRISTMAS jollity was in the air when Ledbury's Creative Learning Group at Salters Hill had their Christmas Festivity.

Creative Learning runs sessions of meaningful activities for adults with learning disabilities, within Salters Hill's residential and home care support.

Kate Hirst, team leader of the Creative Learning Group said: "Saturday was our day for inviting members of the local community, along with clients and families, to enjoy our festive food, drink and gifts. Our popular polar pizzas', fresh and hot from our traditional pizza oven, were very well received. Another of our great attractions was our Ryelands "Reindeer" sheep wearing jaunty antlers just for the occasion. In the main building we served warmed mulled apple juice, other beverages and festive goodies; there were craft activities on offer and interactive displays where young Oliver Park was busily creating a Christmas bangle.

"An appealing wealth of handmade items including the lovingly made door stop Owl, were for sale upstairs in our gift emporium, where visitors could browse for Christmas presents as well as chat with friends over a hot chocolate or minced pie.

"Thanks to very generous local donations of food and raffle gifts our event raised the fantastic sum of over £600 for the Salters Hill charity. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who participated!"

Salters Hill aims to work alongside people with learning disabilities and others who seek our support, to develop confidence, skills and independence.