The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and everybody is talking about the latest ad from John Lewis not being quite as good as the last one, which can all only mean one thing: Christmas is just around the corner.
It seems a little crazy when you say it out loud, but December is well and truly underway. The holidays are fast approaching, and we’re all starting to feel a little bit more festive, already looking forward to spending some quality time with family and friends over the Christmas break.
Well, Hopkins was lucky enough to get a head start on the celebrations when, earlier this month, we got together with local businesses and communities across the region, kicking off the countdown to Christmas in style.
Our first stop was Sutton Town Centre, where Hopkins Solicitors was proud to sponsor the Christmas tree at this year’s Christmas Festival.
Above: Beth Sheridan (Family Solicitor, Hopkins), Yvonne Woodhead (Ashfield District Council), and Russell Jones (Personal Injury and Legislation, Hopkins) standing in front of the Hopkins Solicitors sponsored Christmas tree at Portland Square, Sutton Town Centre. And celebrations at The Mansfield One Call Ice Rink.
The eagerly anticipated event, which every year sees local communities gather in the spirit of the season, ceremoniously opened with the town’s Christmas lights being switched on — setting the stage for a truly memorable day packed with live entertainment, market stalls and attractions.
Highlights included a fun fair, a visit from Santa in his sleigh, and a life-size snow globe, just to name a few. In short, a tremendous effort from everybody involved.
As a local firm working with businesses and individuals in the local community, with roots firmly in Mansfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Nottingham, we wanted to take this very special time of year as an opportunity to give something back — doing so in a way that brings families together and encourages people to have fun, while showing support for local retailers and businesses.
Sponsoring the Christmas tree at this year’s festival is a small gesture of how much we value our place in the community and the relationships we have built over the years. But more than that, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind people of the true meaning of the holidays; spreading joy and having fun with family and friends.
Speaking of family fun, Hopkins Solicitors was also privileged to support the opening of Mansfield’s first ever ice skating rink. The attraction was made possible by contributions from fellow local businesses including Mansfield Building Society, Four Seasons Shopping Centre and Ambitions Personnel.
The Mansfield One Call Ice Rink, which will be open throughout the whole of December until New Year’s Eve, gives kids and big kids alike an opportunity for some extra-festive frolics and will serve as a major attraction in the heart of the town centre outside the Old Town Hall.
We got the chance to pop down for ourselves and take to the ice. Needless to say, the evening was an absolute riot (and not in the ice hockey kind) with plenty of happy faces and laughter from everybody. In short, a perfect Christmas scene that wouldn’t look out of place on the front of any greetings card.
There will also be a number of live Christmas shows throughout the month accompanied by songs and carols performed by Cantamus choir. And for all those budding future Olympians in the family, there’s also an opportunity to get some group coaching from UK professional ice skater, Corey Spencer.
So from all of us at Hopkins Solicitors, we’d like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Eat lots of great food, spend time with the people you love, stay safe and keep your receipts. Thank you everyone for a fantastic 2018, we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!Request a Callback
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