More Than 2,500 People Attend The Ageas Bowl's Christmas Festival

The event raised more than £2,900 for charity

More than 2,500 people from across the Eastleigh Borough came together to attend Hampshire Cricket in the Community’s annual Christmas Festival held at the Ageas Bowl last Sunday (4th December).

The home of Hampshire Cricket spread the festive joy with their third annual Christmas Festival at the venue, raising more than £2,900 for charity in the process – more than double the sum achieved in 2015’s event.

The event featured a host of fairground rides, markets stalls, community stands as well as performances from local school choirs and an appearance from Santa Claus himself.

2016’s festival also saw CyberJam Gaming join the action, offering guests a unique gaming room experience in the pitch-side surroundings of the Hambledon suites.

We are delighted with the turnout from this year’s Christmas Festival and to be able to raise more than £2,500 for charity in the process is fantastic. The event is all about opening our doors to the local community, engaging with them and celebrating the festive period together – to have so many people attend and support the festival is great and hopefully we’ve achieved that.

Emily Munro, Hampshire Cricket In The Community

Hampshire Cricket in the Community is a charity which aims to promote sporting and leisure opportunities in Hampshire and surrounding areas as well as increase the Club’s engagement with the community.

To find out more about the work Hampshire Cricket's official charity does, please visit

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