Charity party helps banish loneliness at Christmas

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley delivered some festive fun to more than 50 of its customers and their families at a charity Christmas Party on 14th December.

22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley delivered some festive fun to more than 50 of its customers and their families at a charity Christmas Party on 14th December.

Bluebird Care Guildford & Waverley â€‹delivered some festive fun to more than 50 of its customers and their families at a charity Christmas Party on 14th December.

Christmas party winnerThe event, which took place at Fairlands Community Hall in Guildford, raised £201 for The Alzheimer’s Society through the sale of raffle tickets and ‘guess the name of the bear’ competition. The bear, Alphy, was won by Merial Holt and was made by supervisor Julie Hazell’s, 92-year-old mother, Mary Powell.

Staff sang carols and performed their own rendition of “If I were not in Pantomime…”, while recruitment manager Cynthia Mukoko performed a solo. Professional singers from Hillsong Church Performing Arts Team in Guildford and London, also sang gospel Carols and as well as performing ballet and robotic dance displays. 

Guests enjoyed the party in a 1920s-style vintage tea party setting, complete with appetisers, mince pies, Christmas pudding and other culinary treats, which were home-made by Bluebird Care staff.

The Hipley Street organisation also provided transport for some of its customers to ensure they didn’t miss out - ensuring everyone had a Christmas to remember.

Bluebird Care Director Brian Colvin said,
 


We know that Christmas can be a lonely time for many older people, so our annual Christmas party ensures that people can celebrate this special time of year with others. A great time was had by all and there was a great Christmas atmosphere.

We would like to thank the members of Hillsong Church for their outstanding performances, which were very popular with our customers and for everyone who gave up their time to make this such a special occasion."

You can view the highlights from our party below: