Christmas came early for our Home-Start Bradford District families this week at our annual Christmas Party. We had lots of families, together with their Home-Start volunteers, who came along to enjoy the disco, crafty activities, face painting and a visit from Santa.
Santa took time out of his busy schedule to give gifts to the families in his magical grotto, his youngest visitor was a mere two weeks old! And at three weeks old Baby Connor outshone Santa in his own little Santa onesy!
We managed to catch up with volunteer, Julie and the mum she supports, Lisa, mum to Connor, three weeks and Casey, four. Lisa said "Thanks to Julie, I don't feel as lonely now that I have a Home-Start volunteer."
Julie said: "The children love having me around, in fact Casey hangs on to my leg so I can't leave!"
This event could not happen without the generous gifting of children's toys and toiletries for parents and carers, the volunteers who wrap each of the presents and the staff who organise the party. A massive thank you to everyone involved.