Date // Saturday 15th December 2012
Venue // Jersey Rugby Club
Well, what a fitting end to Earsay's 40th Anniversary year - with a brilliant Christmas party enjoyed by all our Earsay members.
On 15th December we were welcomed into the venue at Jersey Rugby Club with the sound of the Beaulieu & De La Salle Big band playing great music to get everyone into the mood. The room was looking fabulously festive and there was a lovely atmosphere.
The children were soon entertained with face painting and tattoos which were really creative. The Performers were fabulous with all the children, with two groups of activities going on for most of the afternoon. The circus skills were great fun and some of our children have definitely got hidden talents! There was some fast hoola hooping going on! The littler ones enjoyed party games and lots of crazy dancing with their fab helpers and the snowball fight was a chance to let off some steam (for some parents too I think!)
After enjoying some really delicious food, two special Awards were handed out. One of Earsay's committee members, Pat Bougeard, received an Award recognising being licensed as a lay reader with the Diocese of Winchester this year, the first deaf person to achieve this, and in her name the Pat Bougeard Achievement Award was presented to Toju Popo for passing all her GCSE's - this Award will now become an annual presentation.
The raffle was a great success with lots of generously donated prizes, and lots of happy winners. And of course, a very special visitor came by to see all the children, and spent time with every one - thank you Santa for taking time out at this busy time.
It was lovely to see so many children enjoying themselves, and the parents getting a chance to talk.
Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the party - there was lots to organise, but everyone gives their time to make sure everyone has a really special day. A few quick thank yous to everyone on the Committee (you all know how you helped!), Jersey Rugby Club, The Big Band, Performers, Princess PA Parties, Panache, Harpers Catering, Cookiecrew, Co-op, and to all who generously donated prizes to the raffle.
Enjoy the pictures, and see you all soon for some great events in 2013.