Today the fifteen days of Christmas celebrations were kicked off with a wonderful hour of music, carol singing, delicious homemade treats, fun and games; hosted by elves Ian Jenks, Sarah Lindsay, and Kit Simcoe-Shelton. ubu was transformed into a party igloo – complete with glowing lights, snowy decorations, furry harp seals and polar bears, and ice fishing. Yes, you read that correctly – ice fishing. What better way to bring in the holiday spirit than with laughter, song, and competitive ice fishing not forgetting of course celebrating the work of our fantastic nominated charity of the day, that’s how!
After the first round of ice fishing, ubu staff and the people we serve came together to sing “Winter Wonderland” including those on Skype, but to also learn about the amazing work of the featured charity, The Bay Food Bank.
The Bay Food Bank provides emergency food provision to individuals or families experiencing a financial crisis. This crisis may happen when families have no money because of low income, bereavement, benefit delay, redundancy, an unexpected bill or illness. Churches, doctors, social services or other agencies can refer people to the food bank, which also donates furniture and housewares. It was great to hear that our donation can be used to actually purchase pounds worth of food due to the food bank’s contacts … a real worthy cause and we wish them all the best for the forthcoming year!
Watch this space as tomorrow brings another nominated charity that we are supporting and more festive fun!
And if you want to see how you can help the Bay Food Bank, please visit their website: