On Thursday, we held our annual Winter Fête. Guests enjoyed a leisurely few hours browsing an array of stalls, playing games, visiting Santa’s Grotto as well as a fantastic performance from the Glee Club. The Tombola was very popular; lucky tickets married their owners with prizes ranging from board games and books to bottles of fine bubbly and even a relaxing hotel stay. Many children chose to get into the festive spirit at the Face Painting stall while others tried their hand at the Reindeer Hoopla or created sweet treats over at the Biscuit Decorating and Crafts stalls. The event’s success could not have been achieved without the help of our amazing team of staff who worked incredibly hard leading up to and throughout the afternoon as well as the generosity of the parents for their donations. Everyone’s efforts helped to raise an impressive £1,612.50 for Variety, a children’s charity who help children who have to cope with sickness, disability or disadvantage. They provide practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference to those children and their families. Thank you to everyone who made the Winter Fête this year such a huge success.