Incredible community creates inclusive Christmas
We want to thank everyone who has supported Incredible Kids this past year – whether you came to a play session, volunteered, baked, donated or simply spread the word about our service. We really couldn’t provide our service without you. We’re so incredibly grateful for the community that all our families, donators, staff and volunteers have helped create over the past decade.
With the cost of living rising throughout 2023, and the lack of support in the education and care systems becoming increasingly severe, the importance of selfless giving, of strengthening community and spreading joy is more important than ever.
An inclusive Christmas
We like to give families a Christmas extravaganza each year as we know the festive period can be a challenging, emotionally and financially. For Christmas 2023, we went BIG. To ensure more families got to relish in the Christmas spirit of our community, we had not one, not even two but THREE Saturdays brimming with festivities, including a silent disco.
In order to make our parties as inclusive as possible, we held dedicated Christmas parties for children under eight, for girls with additional needs to help them forge friendships and third party during our Pathological Demand Avoidance support session.
A gargantuan THANK YOU must be given to the following superstars who made our Christmas incredible.
- The ever-awesome Same Same but Different for being Santa and his helper
- Bubbleologists Rainbow Gecko for creating a magical, interactive bubble experience
- Greggs for donating delicious mince pies and treats
- Whoopie!! Face Painting for transforming children into animals and Christmas puds
- Ocado donated a £50 food voucher to help us feed families with festive treats
- Filton Morrisons customers and staff for donating food through their community champion scheme
Hartfield elves gift 300 toys
We were bowled over by the team at Hartsfield
Financial Planning, who not only bought, wrapped and donated 300 gifts to give our children helped decorate the space with balloons and festive cheer. True Christmas elves!
Volunteer bakers fuel our community
Never underestimate the power of a cuppa and cake. We were overwhelmed with the response to our Christmas call out to our team of volunteer Incredible Bakers. We love this picture of pure festive joy from our Christmas party and check out that igloo cake donated from Free Cakes For Kids (see below).
A special thanks to:
- Nathan for whipping up Terry’s Chocolate Orange cupcakes (!)
- Alice and Alice’s mum their delicious Malteser-covered bakes
- Noah who is baking us scrumptious cakes for his Duke of Edinburgh Award
Aren’t we lucky to have such talent within our community. If you’re interested becoming an Incredible Baker, you can find out more on our volunteer page.
Incredible Chistmas Auction
Our fabulous Trustee and wine expert, Jai Breitnauer, organised an Incredible Christmas Auction in which we raised £97! The Bristol Old Vic
were kind enough to donate four tickets to see Arabian Nights and another four to see Four Seasons. Browns Brasserie
donated tickets for a tea for two experience and Jai herself added an extra special gift of wine tasting for a group of six! All prizes have now been claimed.
We may be a small charity but we hope our services have a big impact on those families we support. We hope to see you at a play session soon and we wish you a healthy, happy 2024!