As a first ever initiative a Christmas party was held for the children and grandchildren of choristers of Caldicot Male Voice Choir on Saturday December 16th in appreciation of the sacrifices the families make by supporting their men as choristers. With two practices a week as well as about 20 concerts and events each year a great deal of time is spent away from their families to practice their hobby.
Weeks of work, thought and effort went into the organisation by Jayne and Rob Stallard and Lyn and Colleen Gauntlett. The party on December 16th provided fun, laughter and joy to the 25 children and their parents and grandparents.
The afternoon included a range of activities which included making cards, calendars and Christmas hats, splat the rat (made by Ron Powell), hit the naughty elf, skittles, face painting by Irene Quelch and ball games. The highlight was when Santa (thank you Stuart Parry but don’t tell the children) paid a visit to hand out appreciated gifts for all the children.
Santa’s visit was followed by copious amounts of party food thoroughly enjoyed by the children and adults alike, finalising with the cutting of a special Christmas cake made and donated by Colleen.
The party was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, children and adults alike, who all expressed a wish to repeat it again next year. Better ask Jayne, Rob, Colleen and Lyn.
Naturally all the balloons were taken home by the children. Many thanks to Ron Powell and Leon Jones for helping to set up and to those parents who helped clear up afterwards.