FACE celebrated the culmination of a year of fundraising events on Friday December 22 with a room full of Santas and other festive fancy dress characters at its Xmas Party.
The colourful celebration at the Roffen Club brought an extra Christmas present of funds for the school project with more than £2000 raised on the night and Gift Aid to come on top of that.
More than 90 tickets were sold and extra cash came from the raffle (£341), an auction of a Porsche race driving day (£300) and photos of fancy dress competition entrants (£170). Added to which the owners of the Roffen, Brian and Sara Henslow, generously donated the venue and buffet for free.
The entertainment was an excellent eight-piece band ‘The Chillbillies’ with their great brass section. Certainly the sight of a dance floor full of rocking Santas was somewhat bizarre and really something to behold.
The final event of 2013 was organised by FACE stalwarts Jacqui and Tony Mankelow. Jacqui said: “Everyone had a really good night and it ended our year of fundraising with a bang, which is what we wanted.’