We had a wonderful evening, this evening. Jan, Meryl and Mai-Britt have been working hard, tirelessly to get everything together and in place for the big event. We had decided to cater for 60 people as the numbers have been increasing of late. We had also heard rumours that people were coming that had not been for a while.
We also sang Happy Birthday to someone too with the band playing in the background.
Jan with her Rudolf’s nose got up and danced to get everyone going. It got the evening going and the atmosphere was definitely festive.
Not everyone finds the noise and chaos of an event like our party easy. A few people sat outside as it was too noisy but we just took their food out to them. Jan packed some food so a few could take it away.
The storage is very full of donated items which we can now use throughout the year and especially this winter. After Christmas, we need to source some medium sized racking for the storage so we can organise ourselves better.
The volunteers have worked so hard this year to feed so many people. We are so grateful for their commitment and compassion.
For some of us it can be overwhelming at times, especially now the Soup Kitchen is growing. However, watching the people who came in last night and to see how happy our effort make them and how we have built relationships. Not only with the clients but with each other it is an amazing achievement. Roll in 2019! We are going to work our socks off to hopefully get us that building so we can improve and grow to carry on the wonderful work we all do.
Thank you for all your support this year. Merry Christmas to you all.