A very festive celebration - FitzRoy

A very festive celebration

Author: Nicola Astle
Published: December 22, 2023

The spirit of Christmas was in the air as the Nottinghamshire staff team hosted our highly anticipated annual Christmas party on 5 December.

This festive gathering brought together the people we support, their families, and the dedicated FitzRoy team for a memorable evening filled with merriment and holiday cheer.

All in all, we had almost 50 people we support attending from 12 of our supported living services, our care home, and our Notts Support@Home service.

Setting the stage for an unforgettable night, the music and DJ services were provided by two of the people we support, Jamie and Turran. Their passion for music and their ability to work the crowd truly added a special touch to the party atmosphere. From classic holiday tunes to upbeat hits, the dance floor was alive with joyous melodies that kept everyone on their feet throughout the night.

Excitement filled the room as Santa Claus made a grand entrance, spreading Christmas magic. Dressed in his iconic red suit, Santa greeted each guest with a jolly smile and a gift. Laughter and awe filled the air as everyone had the opportunity to capture cherished moments with Santa through photos, creating lasting memories of this enchanting evening.

The Christmas spirit of giving was on full display at the FitzRoy Christmas party, with a raffle featuring an array of fantastic prizes.  From gift baskets overflowing with delectable treats to vouchers for exciting experiences, the raffle prizes added an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

The dance floor was set ablaze with energy and enthusiasm as party goers let loose and showcased their best moves. From joyful jigs to spirited twirls, the spirit of celebration was palpable. The sounds of laughter and applause mingled with the music, creating an atmosphere of pure joy. Singing voices harmonised together, filling the room with heartwarming melodies that echoed the spirit of togetherness and unity.

Our annual Christmas party at the Richard Harrod Centre was a resounding success, bringing smiles, laughter, and a sense of belonging to all who attended. It was a testament to the power of community, love, and the joy that can be found in coming together during the Christmas season. The memories created at this special event will be cherished by everyone involved, serving as a reminder of the magic that can be found when we celebrate with those we care about.

I wish all the people we support, our colleagues and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Nicola Astle, service manager, Bolero Court supported living service in Nottinghamshire.