A north east children’s charity has celebrated support for children over the Christmas since 1891 with a Christmas Brunch and party.
Santa reading to children
On Saturday 3rd December, Children North East were able to hold a special Christmas Brunch to mark its 125 years, thanks to a generous donation from the Sir James Knott Trust, marking 75 years support for the charity, together with support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Guests were met with a hearty brunch of hot sandwiches, pastries and fruit and were encouraged to take part in various different Christmas themed activities. From ‘pin the nose on the snowman’ to ‘hook a candy cane’, the festivities continued until an appearance by Father Christmas enthralled all.
Jeremy Cripps, Chief Executive at Children North East, said “Children and families have been at the heart of what we do for 125 years so we couldn’t celebrate Christmas this year without a special event that included them in the fun.
We’ve had fantastic support from both the Sir James Knott Trust and players of People’s Postcode Lottery, enabling us to celebrate with our families this Christmas and we are delighted that so many wanted to share Christmas with us.”