Frome Children’s Festival is happy to announce that Sunday 16th December has been confirmed as the date for the annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Cheese and Grain. Open to all the children and families of Frome, this exciting event will be packed with sparkles, music, magic, Santa’s grotto and party food to decorate. As the excitement builds and the weather chills, more of what is in store for this day of fun will be revealed in the coming weeks!
The seasonal fun is brought to the town by the Frome Children’s Festival organisers, Purple Elephant Productions, whose aim is to ensure all families and children are included in activities and events throughout the year, either for free or at very low cost. As director, Sue Willis, tells us “We warmly welcome all youngsters in our community, regardless of their family circumstances. We hope the whole family will join the Christmas Party and take part together, so the entry price is just £1 per child this year to make it as accessible as possible to as many as possible. Put the date in your diary!”
The Christmas Party is currently partly supported by local companies including Asda, Hunting Raven, Chicken House Books and Mrs B’s Catering together with Frome Lions and Rotary clubs. The organisers are now actively seeking other local companies to offer support, donations and sponsorships to continue their vital work.
The company’s ethos is to encourage creativity, imagination and fun for families large and small and to offer special consideration to those with additional needs. Sue Willis further explains “It is a balancing act. We offer very low cost, sometimes free, events to all, but in order to do that we rely on the very goodwill of local companies. Frome has an amazing community spirit, so we are very lucky. This year we are actively seeking new donors and new sponsors so that we can continue our annual events. We are in our 5th year now and have a lot of really exciting ideas for some special entertainment for the Christmas Party but we need some additions to the budget and would love to hear from local business-owners willing to help.”
The Frome Children’s Christmas Party will be held at the Cheese and Grain on 16 December from 10am-2pm. Just turn up and pay-on-the-day. Any local business people willing to add to the fun and festivities by becoming sponsors or donors are encouraged to contact the organisation via their website www.
fromechildrensfestival.org or email sue@ fromechildrensfestival.org