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Kids Xmas Party 2014 - a hit with all of
us, children and their carers
Our Kids Xmas Party was a hit with all of us,
children and their carers alike. Over 30 local children under 10 and
their families crowded in to watch
Captain Fantastic’s interactive DJ extravaganza. Kids (and some
grown-ups!) jumped, danced, sang and marveled as Captain Fantastic
invited them to perform their best moves, alone and in groups - he
really knows the songs that bring everyone onto the dance floor.
Mimicking a talent show, some kids did acrobatics, while others using
inflatable props, played air-guitar and air-saxophone or lip sang
wearing the coolest wigs. Games, quizzes and other competitions were
also popular, but the highlight of the show was the bubble machine which
created a magical atmosphere.
Many slices of pizza as well as samosas and
home-baked cakes were happily consumed by children who seemed to be
constantly hungry! Bubbles filled the air as each child left with at
least one present from the Lucky Dip. Everyone said what a lovely time
they’d had. Parents much appreciated the free entertainment in these
hard times. We hope this will be an annual event!
The Kids Party followed the last meeting of the
year for the All African Women’s Group – the asylum seekers’ self-help
group based at Crossroads, many of whose members are homeless and
destitute. The timing enabled their children to join in with other
children. Their Christmas was brightened by Legal Action for Women’s
Christmas Appeal, which raised an unprecedented £6,000 thanks to the
generosity of a private donor who matched the amount raised from the
public. Over 40 women and children benefited from the Appeal. Many local
people had donated large quantities of quality children’s and adult
clothing, which was available free on the day.
Many people contributed to making the event a
success but we’d particularly like to thank: Domino Pizzas in Chalk
Farm, Bhavna Sweet Mart and Daylan’s who donated food; staff at Lloyds
Bank in Kentish Town who volunteered on the day as well as making a
donation, as did a manager of HSBC in Willesden and Indulgence Nail
Beauty Salon; everyone who donated jumble, and of course our wonderful
volunteers without whom the Party could not have happened.