Ho-Ho-How many Christmas parties can CFT throw? One in every region!
2017 saw each of our regional offices holding Christmas events for our foster families and an opportunity for the children, staff and carers to get together and embrace the Christmas spirit!
Our first party of the year was held by our North East region on December 3rd. The children and foster carers from across the region all came together to dance the afternoon away at the Christmas Disco. They also enjoyed a lovely
Christmas buffet and had a visit from Santa Claus who delivered presents for all those in attendance. The children also received certificates for their achievements during the year and had a lovely time celebrating the most magical time of the year.
On Sunday 10th December, it was the turn of our Yorkshire and South Central Offices to host their Christmas festivities…
This was Yorkshire’s 3rd organized Christmas party and took place at their newly furbished offices in Wakefield!
Carers Imogen and Dave Bowes and Helen Hubbert along with CFT Social Worker Becci Crossland planned and organized the party. There was a Santa’s grotto, buffet and entertainment. 37 carers, children and staff attended. The entertainment provided by the DJ was great, there was dancing for all, pass the parcel, musical statues and requested songs played. Attendees had a special visitor to the party, Santa, who really enjoyed talking to the children and young people and giving them an early gift.
Everyone enjoyed the party with one carer sending a message after the party to say “just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday. We all enjoyed the party and I drove home to the sound of happy little people singing at the top of their voices.”
In the South Central region, the Children were entertained by Twizzy who put on a magic show, made animal balloons, held a limbo competition and a disco. The children then enjoyed party food whilst the carers were give a hearty chill and rice meal prepared by the staff. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Our final Christmas party of the year was hosted by our Midlands region and took place in Kidderminster on December 17th. Santa made his final appearance of the year to deliver presents and have photos with the children, carers and staff. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the DJ and entertainment disco, they were even treated to some live music! Everyone made a start on their Christmas indulging by eating a lovely Christmas buffet, including but not limited to, Christmas cakes!
The Midlands team also held a raffle to raise money for The CFT and carers, children and staff bought tickets for some great prizes including vouchers, days out, chocolates and other treats.
The CFT had yet another successful year of Christmas celebrations full of joy and excitement for all. Thank you to everyone who attended, organised and supported our events, we hope to see you all again next year!