Well that's seen xmas out of the way, finally, Dec's are down and put away till next December. Firstly please accept my apologies for this late update.Unfortunately 2014 has already started with me having more of the IT troubles that have dogged me since October. Some things now work; others don't, so I'm not having much fun and wasting lots of time going over things I have already done but forgotten about, know what I mean?
Anyway let me now pause for thought and reverse back to December and the Children's Xmas party. Very well attended by 85 local children who behaved absolutely brilliantly receiving a well deserved " thank you" from all the team, who probably enjoyed it just as much as the children. Isn 't it nice to hear that? By the way well done to the parents too as I witnessed many children saying their thank you's nicely on the way out.
Not forgetting Santa in his grotto created a new record for WMCC by seeing 85 children,speaking with each child so he could arrange his last minute shopping and presenting them all with a small gift. One hour he had to work his magic and he did it. Well Done Santa, you can come again next year! Seriously though we have to book him years in advance as it's such a busy period for him, but where would we be with no Santa?
No xmas party at WMCC can pass without the mention of Mr Happy, who once more demonstrated just how to keep 80 plus children happy; he does it so well! I must take notes this year.
Lisa and David now have this party down to a fine art and approach it each year together with their regular helpers and single minded dedication. Only the numbers limit what they can achieve each year so a big thank you to them all. If you want to hear more about the event see the January edition of Maldon Life where we have an article with photos taken by David during the party.
And don't forget get in quickly for tickets usually on sale in early October as2014's party is already booked for Sunday 30th November.