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This year we will be hosting an afternoon tea at our HQ The Kala Space, 50 Lygon Street Brunswick East.
Santa will be there with some gorgeous Christmas gifts for the children attending, and a special gift for each parent/care giver!
We invite you to share a lovely afternoon tea with us which will include with a visit from Santa, some lovely gifts and some traditional Christmas fare outside in our courtyard.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register yourself and your child/children.
(Please note this event is open to single parents/carers and children who hold a current health care card or carer payment/ carer allowance card.
Proof of vaccination will not be required as this event is being held outdoors with social distancing requirements in place. All are welcome.
Each child will receive two Christmas gifts from Santa
This is where we need your help…
If you would like to sponsor a child to attend our Christmas party and receive a gift from Santa you can do this by purchasing a ticket in our Christmas raffle. Our raffle prizes have been very generously donated to us and give you the chance to help someone less fortunate and possibly win an incredible prize for yourself. The raffle will be drawn on Christmas Eve!
Tickets are here! One ticket equals one gift for a child
We understand that due to personal
circumstances some parents will not have anything under the Christmas tree for their children on Christmas morning. If you feel you may be in this situation please email us on the link provided and we will organise a day for you to drop by and collect some gifts from Santa before Christmas, that you can then place under the Christmas tree yourself on Christmas morning
No child should go without in Christmas Day
If you would like to donate some Christmas fare for our afternoon tea we would be incredibly grateful We aim to have around 50 families attend through the day with approximately 100-120 children attending.
If we all come together and donate a little, together we will have a lot
We appreciate any and all donations toward food and drinks for the day. Any extra food will be combined for hampers and given to attending families to take home.
We also aim to gift Coles and Woolworths food vouchers to attending parents so they can purchase their own food to share with their children on Christmas Day.
* Unfortunately we are unable to host this event on Christmas Day itself, which as most know is when we have been delighted to be able to host it in the past. So many people are alone on Christmas Day which is heartbreaking. Unfortunately this change of date is out of our control.
Many (but not all) people are aware that our founder and CEO has a child with complex special needs and increasing medical needs. At this time, due to his medical condition our child’s needs are too complicated for him to be able to attend a Christmas party and we are unable to find suitable medical care for him on Christmas Day.
As such we will be unable to attend the event in person, thus we need to move the event a week forward so we can have medical staff at home with our son to care for him during the afternoon tea.
Please know as much as we are heartbroken that we cannot host people on Christmas Day itself, we are so excited to be able to share some Christmas spirit and Christmas cheer with our guests on the day.
We look forward to seeing you all on the day.
And yes, we do need volunteers! But you will need to bring a plate