Due to COVID-19, we were forced to alter our Christmas party. This year we held it on Wednesday 9th December with all houses, Grafton, the Opportunities programme & Longbow celebrating together via Zoom. We started with each house performing part of the nativity, followed by Christmas songs and dancing – Oliver’s dancing was particularly phenomenal! Grafton then played a video of all the festive activities they had partaken in and showed us a beautiful cover of Sam singing Silent Night, which brought a tear to many people’s eyes! As if this wasn’t lovely enough, we then surprised our residents with videos of their families giving them and their house team Christmas well wishes.
As we were unable to meet in one venue, our food was supplied by Jenny’s Catering, who did a fantastic job at providing us all with a three course Christmas Dinner for 250 people, in 23 different ‘bubbles’ and over 15 schemes. The food was delivered on time to everyone and was delicious.
“The food was piping hot and made the Christmas celebration extra special. A big thank you to Jenny’s catering” Vikki Pryce, our Chief Executive.
After our delightful Christmas Dinner, all schemes continued to enjoy their parties! Although it was a different way of doing things, everyone made the most of it and it was still a wonderful day filled with festivities.