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8th Day of ubu Christmas Festivities

10th December 2014

The Met Office predicted a ‘weather bomb’ to hit the UK today, but it couldn’t compare to the disco inferno raging at ubu’s 70’s-themed 8th Day of Christmas Party. Glam, groove, and glow sticks set the mood. It was a real trip down memory lane, as staff and guests boogied the winter blues away. Classic disco tunes filled the floor and inspired everyone to bring dance steps that would humble even John Travolta. This culminated in a retro dance-off, with teams on each side of the room vying to see who had the best moves. After a heated contest, one side claimed victory - and bragging rights till next year!

Elves Sue Webster, John Perry, and Linda Syres fuelled the disco fever with platters of savoury sausage rolls, homemade soup, granary bread, and chocolate “brussell sprout” shots. The flavours brought back the best memories from Christmases past, of good times shared with family and friends in comfort and peace.

As ubu celebrated the day, we were reminded of those who do not have a warm place to call home this holiday season. The 700 Club in Darlington is a charitable organisation that provides temporary accommodation and support services to vulnerable individuals, families and couples who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless and/or are in condition of need, hardship or distress. They believe in the simple principle that no one should make their home on the streets. 700 Club’s temporary, transitional accommodation provides a stable environment for clients to make positive life choices, and be part of a network of services that enable them to work their way through homelessness and into independent living. This includes 29 units of supported accommodation for individuals and couples aged 18 and over with medium to high support needs, counselling, and employability training. Clients can stay in the 700 Club accommodation for up to one year.

 To learn more about Darlington’s 700 Club, please visit their website: http://www.700club.org.uk/

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