Festive Fun in the Communities

Our Community Investment Team has been busy spreading festive cheer benefiting over 400 people across our Communities areas in the run up to Christmas.
The Osborne Penguin (aka Neal), proved a popular quizmaster at two festive lunches for sheltered residents, whilst a team of Osborne Christmas Elves dropped in to deliver a relaxed Christmassy afternoon of fun for the residents of Phyllis Courtnage.

Over 150 lunches were served as the team helped out at the Trinity homelessness charity and a ‘Recycled Teenagers’ Christmas party, which included line dancing, bingo and a quiz.

Users of The Waterside Centre – a day centre for adults with various learning and physical disabilities, enjoyed a film afternoon with Hannah, Carley and Ashley transforming the centre into a mini cinema experience for those unable to attend a pantomime trip, whilst an evening of fun and games for Young Carers were also supported.

Neal stepped in to deputise for a delayed Santa at the Priory Court Christmas Fair in the grotto we had built with support from our partners at the Aston Group, whilst Hannah supported Santa on a Rotary organised walk around local estates, raising money for local charities.

The team, which received more than 60 staff hours of support for these events, also donated goody bags to Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid.