Annual Christmas Lunch is a huge success

On Wednesday 17 December 2014, we hosted our annual Clients Christmas Lunch at St. Mary’s Centre.  Over 100 clients and staff came to help us celebrate Christmas with plenty of prizes and quizzes available for all to enjoy – we even had a game of bingo!

A special guest appearance was made by Middlesbrough footballers Ben Gibson and club captain Jonathan Woodgate who brought along hats, gloves and scarves to distribute to our service users.  Lots of photos and autographs followed with some of our clients (and staff!) being rather star struck.

Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves with one client stating ‘this is the only opportunity I will get to have a Christmas dinner’.

This event would not take palce if it was not for donations being made by local companies.  This year saw donations from Sabic UK, Chemoxy International, SDM Plumbing, Sheila Mays Carpets & Flooring, Sembcorp, Bond Dickinson and Tata Steel – we thank them all for their generosity and for supporting our cause.

We must give a special thank you to the staff at Bond Dickinson who come down every year with prizes and gifts for the clients and give up their own time to help.

Acknowledgement should also be given to the staff and volunteers involved in fundraising for and organising the event, year on year they get it so right!

If you are interested in finding out more information about our Christmas Lunch or would like to support it, please contact Simon Virth on 01642 355619.