Our annual Winter Party for current clients and their children took place yesterday in the beautiful Dublin Castle. It was great fun with almost 100 children and their families enthralled by master magician, Brian Daly. Little faces were painted by our creative staff team; and all kinds of amazing balloon animals and toys created by Cathyrn Alexander. And when Santa arrived there was even more excitement!
Santa had help to fill the One Family Grotto this year with hundreds of toys and gifts collected by the staff of these generous companies to whom we, and Santa and Mrs Claus, are incredibly grateful:
Google: Thank you to Lorna Mellon and Sinéad Gibney and all the Googlers.
Chartered Accountants: Thank you to Gillian Duffy and all the Chartered Accountants team.
Capita Life Pensions: Thank you to Deirdre Lennon and all the Capital Life Pensions team.
HRM Recruit: Thank you to Kasia Bik and all the HRM Recruit team.
Maples and Calder: Thank you to Yvonne Madden and all the Maples and Calder team.
A & L Goodbody: Thank you to Sinéad Smith and all the A & L Goodbody team.
Trinity Access Programme Foundation: Thank you to Sarah Grimson and all of the students.
We are also very grateful to everyone who donated prizes for the parents’ raffle including Jinny Joe’s Baby Massage and Yoga, Tesco Jervis Centre and to Kenna’s Centra, Laurel Lodge who donated goody bags for the children.
Huge thanks to volunteers Cathryn Alexander for ballon modelling and face painting, to Paul Leamy for assisting Santa, and to all One Family staff and volunteers.
Thank you also to Darren Lennox and the Operations team at Dublin Castle Conference Centre for their help in co-ordinating such a wonderful event.
Lastly, thank you to all the children and their families for joining us for the festivities!