As 2018 draws to a close, we have been getting into the festive spirit!

Wearing our tasteful Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children, https://christmasjumperday.org/ we ran a number of events throughout last week to donate money for this great cause:

We entered a Draw for an extra days holiday, we played Forza Motorsport – fighting it out for the quickest time, and we battled it out at air hockey.

Our usual festive bake off was hotly contested with a real variety of tasty treats to tickle the taste buds – homemade stollen, a tree tower of lemon biscuits, Cajun lamb tartlets, spicy salmon tarts, cinnamon bread pudding, and a chilli cheese snowman, to name a few. The winner was a festive little number which was wolfed down in a flash – stuffed turkey, brie and cranberry rolls.

Well done to all the fundraisers, who smashed last year’s efforts for such a good cause.
Save the Children delivers essential healthcare, education, protection and food to millions of children around the world who are missing out on the basics. A small donation could pay for the antibiotics to treat five children suffering from pneumonia. It’s not too late to donate this Christmas. Please visit: https://christmasjumperday.org/

As usual our team have surpassed themselves this year. In addition to raising money for ‘Save the Children’, we also wanted to support the local community.

We got involved in Mission Christmas https://planetradio.co.uk/wave-105/charity/events/mission-christmas-wave/

Thousands of children are living in poverty across our area. For these families Christmas is a luxury they cannot afford. We bought Christmas presents for children and young people aged 0-18 years which then get distributed to disadvantaged local children to make their Christmas morning special.

In addition, a large box has been filled with a variety of food and goodies for the local food bank- to help those most in need over Christmas.

Thank you so much to all the staff who took part in our fundraising activities. You really have excelled yourselves again.