It’s August, and being the busy little bees we are, we’re already planning ahead to December and our annual holiday festivities.
December’s holiday season is is a difficult time of year for our families.
Many do not have the opportunity to travel back to their home country, and often spend the holiday period alone, thousands of miles from their loved ones. We aim to try to alleviate this by hosting events aimed at keeping the festive spirit for everyone.
Every year, we plan 2 parties – one for the kids of the group, and one for the adults. The kids party has magicians, crafts, gifts and a visit from Santa. The adults party is a sit down, 3 course dinner designed to provide a night of relaxation and a festive atmosphere before the stress of the holiday period starts.
It’s increasingly difficult financially to put on these events, without eating into our reserve funds.
This year we are looking for a little help from all of you to spread our message and make our 2016 Holiday parties the best ones yet!
We are specifically looking for donations of raffle/tombola prizes, financial donations to help subsidise the cost of the children’s event, sponsoring a family in difficulty (financial, medical etc), or even just volunteer some of your time to help us organise the event, approach potential sponsors or be there on the day to help run an activity.
Ultimately, it all comes down to the amount of support we get as to how awesome the party is, and more importantly, how cheap we can put it on for. We are a group of volunteers, and we very rarely call out for help – but this time we need you! If you can help us in any way – donations, financially or volunteering – click here and send a message through to us about how you can help us make 2016’s December events the ones to remember! (And don’t forget to share the message – the more people who see it, the more chances we have of people helping us!)