What a different Christmas 2020 was for everyone! At RtS we decided to try and bring some Christmas cheer to all our members by producing our very own CD and accompanying booklet. This special project was a tremendous demonstration of team work: lots of RtS volunteers (and even some of their grandchildren!) were involved in making distanced recordings of carols and the final number on the CD ("We Wish You a Merry Christmas") featured the "RtS Christmas Chorus", made up of RtS volunteers, members and carers. It's fair to say that everyone involved learnt new skills in the process! We are extremely grateful to Delphine Jones (Topics - the Creative Partnership) for the design and printing of the lovely booklet and the CD sleeve and to Phil Silver (MTS Duplication, Cardiff) for the production of the CD.  

 

 

As well as our Christmas project, we also had a "Christmas Special" virtual session on 15th December, with videos of Christmas numbers recorded by our RtS volunteers, as well as a guest appearance by RtS friend and professional singer, Rachel Marsh.  One of our volunteers appeared as Father Christmas and set the proceedings off with a resounding "Ho-Ho-Ho" and this was followed by action songs, a poem, cheerily jolly carols and peacefully calm carols. Here are some photos to give a flavour of that virtual event!