On Friday 2nd December at Exeter Cathedral, Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna narrated Michael’s story “The Best Christmas Present in the World”. This story revisits the trenches and tells the haunting story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their weapons in honour of Christmas Day. This vivid and emotive story was thoughtfully and atmospherically interspersed by a capella group Voices at the Door with traditional songs of Christmas including While Shepherds Watched, Good King Wenceslas and the Boar’s Head Carol.
The event was being sponsored by Every’s Solicitors and was attended by over 500 guests. Drinks with Michael Morpurgo, Virginia McKenna were held for sponsors and VIP guests at the Chapterhouse prior to the event. Knight Frank, Stormpress, Simpkins Edwards, Mercure Hotels and Devon Life all supported the event.