On Sunday 10th December, members of all the local groups united with Golcar Hands Off HRI to host our Family Christmas Party.

The event was well attended, despite the snow which added a touch of magic to the day.

The children enjoyed a variety of traditional party games such as musical chairs, musical bumps, pass the parcel, a quiz, and children’s entertainment table which included the opportunity to create their own tree decorations.

The members of the group contributed towards a buffet which was enjoyed by all.

The various groups also hosted their own tables offering our by now, well known tombola, merchandise and a raffle.

Perhaps the highlight of the day was the visit by Father Christmas who took time out from his very busy schedule to support the fundraising towards the legal fund for Saving HRI – Santa thinks these are foolish plans too!

Helen Robinson of Golcar Hands Off HRI had this to say about the day

“Money counted from today and other things given to me to pay in
Thank you all for the contribution to the buffet it was a fantastic table of food and for setting the childrens party up.
I could name you all but do not want to upset anyone as all did an amazing job
Loads of people complimented us on such an amazing festive atmosphere
I love the unity of all the groups and it works well all working together.
Thank you all for attending and bringing your children and we had alot comments how much the children enjoyed it
Tombola £72.10
Merchandise £53.50
Bucket collection £71.52
Raffle £47.00
Ria for xmas cards £8.00
Father Christmas £70.00
I hope my total is right £322.12
Another great ammount to add to our fighting fund
Great work all”

We would like to give special thanks to Golcar Royal British Legion who have supported this campaign from the start and continue to help us in our fundraising efforts and by allowing us to hold our meetings in the Club.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed towards a very successful day be it through organising, volunteering or attending.

We had a wonderful day!