Quidenham Christmas Party
41 families joined us at Ormiston Victory Academy for our annual Christmas Party on 3rd December.
Families met our special guest; Father Christmas in his grotto, and received a present from him and his helpful Elf. Families were also entertained during the party by James D Disco, the Clown Doctors and a stilt walking Snow Queen.
There was lots of messy fun in the arts and crafts area, where children and their families could make a tree bauble, stained glass window decorations, decorate a gift bag as well as many other activities.
We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at the school for all their help on the day and hope to return to Ormiston next year on 2nd December.
On 22nd December 10 young people and their families were treated to an exciting and magical visit from Princesses Elsa, Ana and Belle. They were entertained with singing, dancing, and other princess-themed activities. Many thanks to Abigail’s Princess Parties for offering their time to create such a special afternoon.
Remembering with Love Christmas Carol Service
In early December, around 60 bereaved family members joined us at our Remembering with Love carol service at Poringland Village Hall. This was an opportunity to share memories and thoughts with other families at this time when so many powerful emotions can be experienced. Traditional carols were sung, led by the fantastic Poringland Singers group, and attendees were able to personalise a memory bauble that they were invited to hang on the Christmas tree during the service.
Bereaved families’ Christmas Coffee Morning
Before Christmas we invited bereaved families to join together to create a pine cone decoration in memory of their loved one. The morning also gave families the opportunity to meet with others who share a similar understanding of what it is like to live with such loss, especially at Christmas time. We made the most of the mince pies and hot chocolate, with marshmallows and sprinkles on offer!