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Thruxton continues to send Christmas love

The residents of Thruxton once again showed their continuing community spirit by hosting two special events at the weekend.

On Saturday a group of local residents donned their festive outfits and took to the streets to raise money for the homeless charity Shelter as part of their ‘Big Walk Campaign’.

There were Santas, elves, dogs and even horses out on parade as locals wandered around the village listening to festive tunes. Thankfully the weather was kind as were the amazing residents of Thruxton who donated £200 to the cause.

Throughout the weekend residents also donated items for the Andover Foodbank which will hopefully make Christmas a little brighter for families in our wider community.

Event organiser Richard Smart said, “I’ve never dressed as an elf before, as frankly I don’t have the figure for it, but it was great fun and the villagers once again donated a staggering amount of money for such a worthy charity as Shelter.

“The Andover Foodbank is also dear to our hearts and it was great to see how many festive treats were donated along with essential food and hygiene products.

“The generosity of the residents of Thruxton never ceases to amaze me and since lockdown started in March we have raised a little over £16000 for worthy causes. Let’s just hope we all have a merry Christmas and that 2021 brings happier times”.

Read more from the amazing village of Thruxton – and the amazing Richard Smart – in this week’s edition of the Love Andover Observer.


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David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.