Santa Stops By To Surprise Local Charity

Extra Special Suprise For Panto Actors

16.12.2011

Children at Red Boots children’s department of the Foundation for Conductive Education received an extra special surprise after performing their annual school panto when Santa stopped by for an unexpected visit.

With Father Christmas delivering chocolates and gifts to the 15 thespians who performed Three Little Pigs for family, friends and supporters of the charity, everyone found themselves in the festive mood.

A Birmingham based service, Red Boots works to improve the lives of children with neurological movement disorders through conductive education; helping to develop movement, communication, self-care and social skills through the use of challenging and focused activity.

After a Christmas sing song, followed by the play for a delighted audience, the children made their way to the after party where Santa made his entrance.

Following the performance medical law expert Tom Riis-Bristow from Irwin Mitchell, which supports the charity throughout the year, had to leave the festivities unexpectedly. But his colleague Sara Burns was able to accompany the jolly big man to his special appearance and helped hand out the tasty treats.

She said: “It was such a wonderful day to see all the children enjoying themselves, singing, dancing and performing to their families and friends.

“The whole event felt really Christmassy and it was a privilege to be a part of such a rewarding day for everyone.”
 
Wendy Baker, Director of Red Boots Children’s Services, said: “The visit from Santa was the icing on the Christmas cake for our children! They were able to showcase the skills they have learnt throughout the year in their performance.

“Parents and visitors were able to see the children’s all-round development in areas such as communication, independence and movement. Irwin Mitchell work with the Foundation throughout the year showing their corporate responsibility and the children now know many of the team. We would like to thank them for their on-going support.“

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