Getting bigger, growing stronger
Following the success of our earlier events and having proven the need for what we do our plans for our ‘Christmas Project’ expanded to include:
Family pre-Christmas 3 Course Lunch
Hosted at The Waterfall in Derby, we invited 102 people to join us.
Santa also came along to hand out hundreds of presents collected and donated by local businesses.
The cost of the meal was paid for by a donation from Osmaston Mens Social Club and a local darts league who also set up collections for donation sites for gifts for the day.
Christmas Day Lunch for the Elderly, Lonely and Needy Families
The venue for the meal was the MECA Hall in Mackworth, Derby and 72 guests joined us and were cooked a 4 course Christmas Lunch with presents passed on by Santa and he lead us in playing silly games and a short Carol Service.
All presents and prizes were kindly donated by local businesses, collected by the Darts League and the use of the hall was donated free of charge.
The food for meal was donated by The Waterfall, Derby and was cooked by a group of volunteers, who had never met until the day and without them all doing a brilliant job the event wouldn't have been the success it was.
Surplus food was donated to StreetSafe, a local volunteer group that feed the homeless from a 'street kitchen'.
Family New Year’s Eve Party
83 invited guests joined us for an evening of fun and games, buffet, disco and a traditional welcoming in of the New Year.
The venue for the party was The 102 Club in Derby who kindly donated the room with the buffet and disco being paid for by a kind donation from the 102 Club Fishing Club.
In total we spent over £2000 on the three events and we would like to say Thank You to the following:
The entire cost, £1000, for the Family pre-Christmas 3 Course Lunch was donated by Osmaston Mens Social Club and
The Tuesday Pub & Club Darts League.
Presents for the kiddies at the Family meal were donated by a Finance Director and staff at an international engineering company based in Derby, all of whom wish to remain anonymous.
£250 was donated by The 102 Club Fishing Club.
Food for Christmas Day was donated by the owners of The Waterfall, Railway Terrace, Derby.
Drinks for Christmas Day were donated by Bembridge Drive Convenience Store
Use of the hall for Christmas Day was donated by Mackworth Estate Community Association (MECA)
£852 was also spent on hiring catering equipment and crockery for Christmas Day.
Presents for the adult guests on Christmas Day were donated and collected by members of the Tuesday Pub & Club Darts League.
The 102 Club donated the free use of their function room for the NYE party and fundraising events throughout the year.
Without the support and generosity of the businesses and groups mentioned above these events would not have taken place and many people would have not received the Christmas cheer they did.