Christmas arrives at the Centre

The Centre is abuzz with activity, as volunteers help us prepare for our Christmas celebrations. From decorating, to present wrapping, the Centre is feeling festive, thanks to the willing helping hands from local companies and schools.

Deutsche Bank Xmas decorating 009Last Wednesday a team from Ricoh UK came to decorate the Centre. Volunteers from Deutsche Bank came to decorate the hostel. Both teams did an amazing job, and have given the Centre a homely touch.

Santa’s elves have been busy with teams from Lewis PRFarrar MediaDigital Media ServicesThe Home Office and Land Securities all busy wrapping presents to be given out by Santa on Christmas Eve.

The presents were donated by the fantastic Victoria Bid who asked local companies to donate to their Christmas gift drop. We were lucky to receive over 500 gifts! Particular thanks to Zulily who cleared out an entire stick room for us!

The passport and immigration team from the home office have put their talents to good use, organising a bake off, salsa classes and massages raising £400 to buy food for our Christmas parties. They are a talented bunch and even provided the entertainment at one of the parties!

Ricoh Xmas decorating for twitter v2It would not be possible to prepare for the festivities without this extra help, so a massive thanks to all the volunteers and those who donated gifts for helping to make Christmas at the Centre special.