Our Christmas Appeal, Our Community giving

A Huge Thank You for Your Kindness at Christmas

For Christmas 2021, Purple Touch have joined forces with the Bejewelled Academy to give back to children by doing something special for our community. This year, we would extended a Christmas Party offering to little ones and their parents residing at Women’s Refuges to a full Christmas party experience. The 7 ladies of the Purple Touch who are DBS checked hosted a special party for the children in two refuges run by these Changing Pathways and Havering Women’s Aid.

Both parties took place on December 18 and December 20 and our special guests were treated to:

A full Christmas Dinner

A sweet table like no other

A special appearance from Santa who came bearing gifts for kids and mums

Musical entertainment including musical chairs for mums and Christmas Carol singing

Bespoke cookie decorating and jewellery box accessorising

Festive face painting

Fake snow and lots of giggles!

Mums and children loved it and it was special experience that no-one will ever forget. One of the highlights was Santa’s Poem to the mums which was heartfelt and beautifully received before each mum received a silver plated necklace to remind them that they are special not just a Christmas but the whole year through.

Three parents were so touched that they have requested to be volunteers and assist at our next charity party and some of the children commented that the day was one of the best they had ever! Refuge organisers were really impressed and tears of joy were shed all round. The events were beautiful and the precious laughter at the arrival of fake snow was absolutely priceless.

The Purple Touch would like to thank everyone who donated gifts, money and vouchers towards this special project. Your gift brought many smiles to the residents of both refuges and your gifts were greatly received by all the children. We would like to extend a special thank you to Kiyah’s Chocolates for providing the food, bespoke menus and Santa’s Little Helpers! We also want to thank The Bejewelled Academy for their gifts to the mums, Penhurst Properties Ltd for the donation towards Santa’s grotto.

A special thanks to the Fostering Support Group who generously donated towards all the food, drink and the snow machine! FSG then went on to match their donation for this project and future ones of the Purple Touch charity. Your support was wonderfully received and appreciated.

To all donors, we thank you greatly.

Santa’s Poem to Mums:

Dear Mums,

As you know, I come round once a year,
To bless your children with Christmas cheer,
To emphasise the beauty of kindness and giving,
And to celebrate the life of Jesus’s birth who makes life worth living!

Thank you so much for inviting me here today,
I hope all your wishes come true this Christmas Day,
So here is a little gift from this charity to you too,
To let you know you are amazing and doing a great job too!

Accept this small but precious gift
That you can always hold on to
As a reminder that you are never alone
The whole year through!

Happy Christmas and may your 2022 be special for you and your family.

1 thought on “A Huge Thank You for Your Kindness at Christmas”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s