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Generous donation funds Christmas party for 100 Warrington youngsters
22 December 2011
Festive party fun was the order of the day for 100
children and young people in Widnes, thanks to a charity donation
by the Warrington drawing firm, Erasteel Stubs Limited, a
subsidiary of Erasteel SAS based in Paris, France.
The company made a generous donation to Action for Children,
commissioned by Halton Borough Council to run the youth service and
a project supporting young people in care.
The obvious choice when it came to deciding what to spend it on
was a Christmas party, complete with gifts for everyone who came,
on Friday 9 December. Activities included festive story telling,
interactive team games, face painting, cake and gingerbread
decorating and balloon modelling.
Children and young people also enjoyed a disco and a magician,
as well as visiting Father Christmas and his elves in the CRMZ
Christmas grotto. Here, as well as a special gift from Father
Christmas himself they had fun playing Pin the Nose on Rudolf with
Mr. Ashley Baker, Financial Controller at Erasteel Stubs, said:
"This year the company held a Christmas party to say thank you to
our employees for their support during a recent expansion and
restructure. Some employees were unable to attend and so we decided
to donate the money allocated for their places to a local charity.
It seems very fitting for it to be spent on a festive celebration
for young people, some of whom might not otherwise have much fun
Sally Carr, Action for Children support worker at Halton Youth
Service, said: "The Christmas party was such a success and we would
like to extend our thanks for the generosity of Erasteel Stubs and
its employees. All of those who came, from the eight year olds to
the 19 year olds, had a great time and will have some happy
memories of the occasion."