The past few months have been very exciting at The Toy House and we would like to share all our news with you.
In December, we were lucky enough to have Santa visit The Toy House- not once but three times!- to spread Christmas spirit. He delivered wonderful pressies for our little ones. The Toy House was filled fun, laughter and lots of delicious mince pies.
We would like to say a special thank you to Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and his cheeky Elf.
How we celebrated The Year Of the Rat
As always, our Stay & Play sessions are themed to celebrate the seasons, different cultures and festivities. We started 2020 celebrating Chinese New Year with our fabulous visitors. We decorated The Toy House, offered Chinese themed resources for our little visitors to explore, ran craft sessions and had a taster session of different Chinese delicacies.
Music & Dance Spectacular
At the Masonic Hall, we recently held a fundraising Spectacular Music & Dance evening. It was an amazing night which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. The atmosphere was electric; everybody danced and had such good fun. Once again, we are so grateful for the continual support from the Millennium Masons especially, Peter Harding and Sue Wilkinson.
Finally, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the event especially our fabulous friends from The Pavilion project, who provided the wonderful entertainment.
Lights, Camera Action
Recently, the day to day running of The Toy House has been captured by Lydia & Leo Fernandez-Arias . This footage will be used to create a short film that we hope will engage the local community. This will provide the viewers with an insight into our charity and how it benefits our local community.
It is a 5!
We are overjoyed to announce that (once again!) we have been awarded a 5 star National Food Hygiene rating. Many thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain this highest standard.
Love is in the air
That is certainly true for two of our wonderful volunteers, Victoria and Bob.
Victoria has been involved with The Toy House for 4 years. She is heavily involved with the charity as she is a member of our trustees board. About 15 months ago, Victoria introduced us to a lovely gentleman, called Bob, who she met through the church. As a result of Victoria’s gentle persuasion, Bob has now become our handyman and part of our garden maintenance team. It was clear from the start, that they made a great team and only had eyes for each other.
The Toy House worked its magic and in September 2019, they realised their friendship had turned into love. Bob proposed to Victoria and she said "yes."
They got married on 25th January 2020 surrounded by family and friends, many of whom were from The Toy House. They couldn't be happier.
The Toy House would like to wish them both all the very best in their future lives together.