On Saturday 10th December 2016 we held our annual Christmas Party and Fayre at Warwick Gates Community Centre.
We were joined by the incredible talents from Cranetertainment who sang as Anna and Elsa from Frozen and entertained the children. Anna and Elsa came complete with snow and the children loved playing games with their idols. These girls can seriously sing! One Mum even came to tell me she had thought it was a cd until she realised it was really them!
We also had music classes with the talented Rachel from Rhythm Time who captivated the toddlers and babies with her fantastic music, singing and props!
As if all that fun wasn’t enough, we also had a strider bike adventure zone with Brambles Explorers where the children were able to negotiate an obstacle course and enjoy using the Strider balance bikes.
There was lots of crafts for the children, biscuit decorating, paper chain making, bauble decorating, colouring, letters to Santa and a play dough table.
In our foyer we were lucky to be joined by the talented Katie from Madhatters Craft Studio who was on hand with plenty of crafty decorations for the children to paint.
There was a gift fayre with lots of local people (mainly our Mums from our group) selling some gorgeous Christmas items from Candles and home made items to books there was something for everyone.
Our raffle was a huge success, and we would like to thank all the business who donated items for our raffle, each year this makes such a difference to our fundraising total, a special mention to Ardencote Manor who are always so generous in supporting our charity efforts, thank you so much.
We were very lucky to have an incredible photographer Cassie Leedham at the party who was on hand to take pictures of the day and also some portrait family pictures and photos of the children with Anna & Elsa and Father Christmas himself. I’m sure you will agree the photos of the day are incredible! I was sent this sneak peek of me telling Father Christmas i’ve been good all year 😉
I am thrilled to say that we have raised the fantastic amount of £660.80 so far with a couple of donations still to come in. This means that added to our Halloween Party total of £265.00 we have now reached our second £1000 target of being able to buy a second fold out chair for the side rooms on Swan Ward which is so needed. It also means that £399.70 + the additional donations go to The Special Care Baby Unit!
Thank you to everyone who came, we have made a difference.
Here’s a list of everyone who was there on the day 🙂
Sam Crane & Debbie From Cranetertainment
Rachel Turner From Rhythm Time
Sarah Warrington and Liv Boucher From Brambles Explorers with the Strider Bikes
Photos by Cassie Leedham-Lewis Photography
Fiona Henshaw – Cake Time –
Katie White – Madhatters Craft Studio –
Facepainter Paint A Party Facepainting – Lucy Califano –
Glitter Tattoos and Lips!! Emma Inglefield –
Amy Tebbatt from Handmade by Amy
Kay Kelly from Kays Flowers And Decopaged Candles
Karen Deasy from Darning Green
Jay Bahi – Usborn Books
Rebecca Barritt – Budds Beauty Buys
Michelle Venter – Neals Yard
Clare Hemming – Handmade change mats, cloths and teething accessories
Tracey Witts – Chloe me just me
Dawn Rahman – Revive Warwick Sports Massage
Lisa O’Callahan – Scentsy – Scentimental Moments
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