Sandville Newsletter for December 2016

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Total number of patients who received therapies this month:- 

Tuesday  157 + 7 new
Wednesday 128 4 new, 8 students
Thursday 119 + 11 new
Friday 44
Saturday & Sunday 21

Saturday 3rd Our Christmas  Table Top took place along with the opening of the Christmas grotto who gave us the pleasure of opening the table top itself. and what a superb day was had by everyone. Quite a lot of new faces and loads of goodies were on sale.  We broke the record by taking a total of £988.88p  clear profit and Father Christmas grotto was well attended too.

As always the grotto was decorated by Tony Lesyshon and as previous years he excelled himself. The four weekends were a huge success and how the children enjoyed the magic dust etc .My thanks to Father Christmas ( my volunteer) who had never done it befoere but enjoyed himself so much he has booked in for next year.

Wed  7th– Our monthly service took place officiated by Father Masson which everyone enjoyed. Following the service teas, coffees and cakes were served by the students with Ray and Wyn entertaining. This was followed by a busy clinic.

Thursday 15th “Beautiful you” make up master class took place in our education centre with 8 patients all enjoying two hours of pampering. A huge success and we look forward to next year’s sessions.

Ken Bollam came along and entertained all our patients which they thoroughly enjoyed.

Sunday 18th  Our Christingle service took place and what an evening that was Our Church was full to capacity with more than 80 people attending. As always Father Philip Masson was very much in charge with Ray and Wyn supplying the music and how the children enjoyed handing out the candles. The service was followed by teas and coffee and hot mince pies. Then our very successful raffle of 10 baskets of goodies done by Heather the basket queen which caused great excitement with Father doing the honours. A total of £700 was made so my thanks to everyone.

Thursday 22nd Kenfig Hill choir came  along to entertain our patients and they really put everyone into the Christmas spirit. We were so grateful to them.

Tuesday 27th The best children’s Christmas party I’m sure 28 children many of them under 5years old. I lost count of the adults but they too enjoyed the games eg pass the parcel and musical chairs and  statues organised by Garry with Wendy in charge of the buffet which was again the best ever supplied by the mums and grandmothers. My sincere thanks to all.

Saturday 31st New years eve. What a first class night, Pat and Cedric entertained as they have been doing for the past 16years, First class bring and share buffet was enjoyed by all and despite the small number of people here we all thoroughly enjoyed the night and saw the New year in in great style.

I would like to end  on a thank you to all in the community  who support us throughout the  year especially the yellow box holders (over 30) and everyone who has donated to us for whatever reason. The volunteers over 111 of them will all have a personal thanks in their volunteers lunch.

 A very healthy New Year to each and everyone.

 Last but not least a big thank you to my very loyal trustees