On Friday 1st March we hosted a fashion show in Liverpool at the Days Inn hotel. After a lot of packing, shifting and unpacking (thanks Val & Val’s dad) we were ready to begin. There were 28 people who turned up to see the show. During the evening we had a disco, Irish bingo and raffles too. Afterwards, we had fish and chips with a glass of wine for the adults and soft drinks for the kids.
We’d like to say a big thank you to our models Kali and Ella who both did a grand job and we’re very grateful to you both for doing this. You both looked great in your outfits and the clothes sold as soon as you took each outfit off which was great.
I know all who came enjoyed the bargain hunting and some fantastic bargains were there to be had. Thanks to all who came and showed your support it’s very much appreciated and we made a profit of £453.
On the 14th February lots of our members met up at Frankie and Benny’s in Liverpool for tea. The afternoon did not quite go to plan as we received a call from the restaurant about 2 hours before to say the booking had to be cancelled! It all managed to be sorted out and our 34 parents and children sat down to a nice meal and great chat together.
On Friday 14th December we went to the Pantomime courtesy of Barclays. It was Cinderella at the Empire theatre. What a fantastic show it was, the families really loved it and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting was truly magical and we had lots of fun joining in. I was close to tears myself when they brought that beautiful carriage on stage (I want one!).
My nephews Matt and Will were there and they were screaming and shouting and
nearly off their chairs wanting to be heard, the laughter and their faces was a
picture in itself. We had a little girl who kept asking why she couldn’t go on stage, maybe in a few years she will be on stage entertaining us.
Thank you Lee and all at Barclays.
On Sunday 9th December we had our annual Christmas Party at Alder Hey’s 01 clinic. This year we had a Magician in to entertain the children. Those that
watched him said he was magic, they enjoyed him and even participated in some of the magic. The magician also made balloon shapes for children too. Some of the children played in the soft play area in the clinic.
We had new families come along to join in the fun, some of them joined the Association on the day – so we hope you enjoyed your first Christmas party with us.
After the Magician we had our party food and then we had a visit from Santa. Santa had a busy time and had all the children wanting a present from him, it was just as well he brought a full sack of goodies to make sure each child received a present. We had babies from just a few weeks old to teenagers.
Thank you Dad. You know what you did and you were a big hit! Same again next year????
My friend Joanne, who is a big supporter of CHA, asked her work if we could hold a charity prize bingo there. Joanne works for the local council at Stadt Moers and we were able to use their facilities. Joanne advertised this and we got a great response and also the possibility of holding more there in the future.
Thank you to Joanne for organising and Gordon for allowing us to hold a prize bingo a Stadt Moers. We appreciate your continued support.
On Saturday 8th Dec we held our grotto at Stadt Moers for the second year in a row. Gordon and Aaron did a fantastic job of decorating the venue for us. It looked fab.
Santa turned up to visit all the good boys and girls and he even brought them an early Christmas present. We had some non-believers who came but I can assure you they left believing in Father Christmas. We had cake decorating and balloons and tombola which kept us busy for the three hours we were there.
Thank you to Father Christmas for coming along and an extra special thank you to Jo, Gordon & Aaron.
Our local Asda store at Hunts Cross runs a competition for local charities to be nominated by the public to win a prize. I entered our charity for Oct/Nov comp and I am delighted to tell you we won the 1st prize of £200.
Shoppers were given small green tokens when they spent so much on their shopping and they could then put the tokens into one of three boxes associated with nominated charities.
We are so grateful to the shoppers for choosing to support us.
Saturday 27th October was our Halloween party at Alder Hey. We had a good turn out and we decorated the clinic before families arrived. We had prepared “Trick or Treat” bags for the children to decorate themselves ready to put all there treats and goodies in.
We’d also got lots of games for the kids to play; we had dress a Witch, these were cardboard and they had a variety of outfits children could colour in and coloured glitter glue to add a sparkle to any witches outfit; we had make a spider using cauliflowers and tangerines plus straws and we had best dressed pumpkinks and best dressed outfits.
Thank you to everyone who made an effort here and came dressed to impress also those who made scary and fun pumpkins.
Another game we’d prepared was “duck apple”. This involved putting apples in bowls of water and the children had to dunk their heads to try to get their apple out. I must say the children were very good at this. The highlight of the event had to be when baby George crawled for the first time to have a go, his mum was so delighted! It just shows the children enjoy the events we do – it must have been good if a 9 month old crawls for the first time just to join in.
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