Even with adverse weather, nothing was going to stop us and Anglesey Abbey enjoying one of our favourite events of the year, their exceptional wonderful Winter Lights! If anything, the rainfall through the through the trees and avenues made it all just a little more magical.
Over 200 of our members joined us in a beautifully illuminated evening stroll, through some of their 114 acres of landscaped gardens that the Abbey resides in, perfect for those with sensory needs and to charm the senses of everyone joining us. A new route greeted us this year on our much loved annual tradition, complimented beautifully by refreshments at the half way point including hot drinks, waffles, ice cream and a selection of savoury and sweet extras.
Anglesey Abbey is a country house and former priory based in the village of Lode in Cambridgeshire. The history of the Abbey site dates back to around 1100 – 1135 and the reign of Henry I. Once the home of Lord Fairhaven and now owned and managed by the National Trust , the site also incorporates Lode Mill, which was restored in 1982. It truly is a beautiful location with gardens for all seasons.
We are extremely fortunate to have a very special relationship with the team at Anglesey Abbey and they were wonderful hosts once more for the evening. The beautiful illuminations and mixture of nature being a hugely positive and stimulating experience for those we support.
We also extend our thanks to Greggs Newmarket and the Greggs Foundation for teaming up with us once more on the event and also for Tesco Fulbourn for providing Cadbury advent calendars to all the children that attended, with the season of Santa just days away.
We can never thank Jack, Polly and all the Anglesey Abbey team enough for the event and their support, always going the extra mile without a second thought and delivering an even better experience in all aspects, year after year. Thank you so much for all that you do.
Spectrum Cambridge are a multi-award winning, parent led charity, providing events and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities. We are family focused and passionate about inclusion and supporting Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND).