On Saturday 25th November we held our annual Christmas Party at The Blandford School, Blandford. We changed the start time this year making it an hour earlier at 1pm and eighty children and eighty five adults came along to enjoy what was to be a fun packed afternoon.
This year, on arrival, families were entertained with music from Richard, Party time for Kids, who also organised some games for the children. The children were able to have fun at the craft tables making Christmas Cards and Angels and there was also face painting of some great festive faces! Thank you to Joanna, mum of Lilly, and Carla who do such amazing face painting for us. The Dorset DCS information table was available for families to help themselves to any literature they might need and NDCS Christmas Cards were on sale raising money, not just for NDCS, but also for Dorset DCS.
Everyone then enjoyed a finger buffet with plenty of delicious food. The savoury food was provided for our families by the school catering company, The Catering Academy. We would like to thank Karen Hall and her team for giving up their time to make the savoury food for us. All the cakes, biscuits and fruit and tea, coffee and squash for the children were provided by DDCS. A big thank you to one of our parents, Suzie Batten, who volunteered to make cakes and Christmas biscuits for us.
After the food it was time for the entertainment provided by Richard and Party Time for Kids! This included games for the children and dancing and before long the adults were chosen by the children to join in! There were some interesting photos and films being taken! Everyone had a great time.
It was then time for a visit from a very special visitor…… Father Christmas who brought presents for all the children.
We would like to thank Liz Bishopp and her team at The Blandford School for once again letting us have the venue free of charge.
Another great party to end 2017 for DDCS!
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