These events are fun filled, with interactive games & raffles with families, individuals & children winning toys, food hampers, cash cards, turkey’s and a flat screen TV! It also showcases the charity and engages with community in a non-stigmatised and friendly professional manner.
One participant who struggles with anxiety said “I’m so glad I came and I’ve got all these great gifts for my family for Christmas! I’m also becoming a volunteer” Adam a Foodbank team leader said “These events and our programmes keep getting better & better, it’s totally changed my families life. Now I’m giving back”.
Jade a Community Development Worker who helped organise the event said “I really enjoyed the event, in fact I loved it”.
Jacob another Community Development Worker is looking forward to 2022 and the new partnerships and Community Development work progressing.
Terry CEO enthused “We have such a great team it’s a joy to lead and see people have fun, and genuinely grow and develop- therefore this then cascades into communities”.
The Mayor of High Peaks Ollie Cross said “Thanks so much for inviting me. We’ve had such a great night and I’m so impressed with all you do at River Network”.
The Deputy Mayoress and I had a cracking time at CHRISTMASFEST, organized by the River Network Charity at the Palace Hotel in Buxton tonight.Cllr Ollie Cross
There were plenty of fun-filled games for both children and adults alike, including an adult dance-off and children’s hula hoop competition. There were also raffles with families, individuals and children winning a variety of toys, food hampers, cash cards, a huge turkey and even a flat screen telly.
It was also great to hear about the diverse range of services, amazing opportunities and excellent work that River Network Charity carries out across Derbyshire. A massive thank you to Terry, Jill, Jade and Jacob for organizing such a wonderful and joy-filled community event.
Gill and I were dead pleased to see folk of all ages thoroughly enjoy themselves tonight. It was a pleasure to meet you all and what a smashing note to end a very busy weekend on.