Christmas is a really special time for me and my family and I really enjoy all the festive fun that goes with it.
During this year’s run up to Christmas I have attended numerous community and business events in Dartford.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this year’ s local fundraising events, Carols and Christmas Fairs and I have found it particularly interesting meeting the staff members, volunteers and wider public who work so hard to make the festive season special.
Last week I visited the Accident and Emergency Department at Darent Valley Hospital to meet some of the people who will be on the frontline this Christmas and beyond. Months of planning have gone into the preparations for the festive period and the New Year to ensure people using the hospital this winter will get the best care possible.
It is important to think of everyone, including those in our emergency services, local charities and carers, who will work this Christmas to ensure others have a safe and happy time. But let us not forget, Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company.