01:02AM, Saturday 21 December 2013
Young music makers provided the final touch to Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club's Christmas party for senior citizens on Sunday.
The school choir from Lowbrook Primary School in Cox Green sang traditional carols to guests at the Holiday Inn in Manor Lane, Maidenhead.
There were nearly 90 guests to appreciate it, all greeted at the start by the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Andrew Jenner, and Mayoress Julia Jenner.
Rotarians picked the guests up and took them home afterwards.
Organiser Peter Murcott said: "It was a real team effort by all the Rotarians and as usual the Holiday Inn was incredibly generous providing the lunches."
Rotarian Ray Allen even dressed as Santa to give out the presents to provide the final touch.
On Monday the club also treated children to a Christmas party and invited pupils from Manor Green School in Elizabeth Hawkes Way for an afternoon of festive fun, also at the hotel.
More than 50 children from the Maidenhead school enjoyed food and music along with the Manor Green staff members and carers.
They danced along to the DJ and were surprised with a visit from Santa who handed out individual gifts.
The event was also attended by the mayor and his wife.
Rotarians have been holding a Christmas party for Manor Green pupils for more than 15 years.
Rotarian Stephan Stephan said: "For children with special needs, music is one of the things that stimulates them so they really did enjoy dancing to the DJ.
"This event is important because it takes them out of the controlled environment at school."
He added: "It is part of Rotary's way of giving something back to the community."
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