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Bwin summer party

Bwin July 16It is always a huge pleasure to welcome Claire to Lunch Club. Yet again she put on a wonderful party for the Lunch Club clients with the help of an enthusiastic, energetic and very friendly team in support. The lunch took the form of a variety of sandwiches, wraps and an array of fruit and pastries all washed down by Prosecco. A real treat for the clients.

Bwin continue to be very special friends to our clients who greatly appreciate the parties they put on during the year.

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Barbecue in the sunshine

Barbecue July 16Regan, who is one of our most loyal and hard-working volunteers and regularly helps out at Lunch Club, very kindly organised a barbecue for the clients. He summoned up a number of his friends and colleagues to help produce a delicious lunch, cooked in the small garden at the back of the Vibast Centre. In the traditional, primeval manner, the males of the group suddenly discovered their cooking skills and dominated the barbecue production of burgers, bangers and various meats on a skewer…

Not only did the clients thoroughly enjoy the very delicious and seasonal barbecue food but they also greatly appreciated the enthusiasm with which Regan and his team delivered the lunch. The regular volunteer cooks also enjoyed the rare opportunity to put their feet up and allow others to organise the food.

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The FCV Dorcas Annual Tea Dance

Tea Dance June 16Our third annual Tea Dance took place in the Great Hall of City University, our largest and most majestic venue to date, which was fully justified by the turnout of more than 70 clients and a dozen or so volunteers.

We are very grateful to Matt and his team at City University, not only for allowing us to use their fantastic venue but also for providing significant support to make the occasion a big success. Thanks also to our volunteer Patrick, who once again organised the event almost single handedly. A monumental effort! Many thanks too to Waitrose and Sainsbury’s who were very generous in providing the food and refreshment to make it a great outing for the clients.

Yet again, the overwhelming opinion was that it was a huge success and there is already enthusiasm for next year’s event.

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The Design Centre presents…..

Design Centre 2016 The Design Centre put on another amazing musical event. The quality of the entertainment was outstanding and was very well complemented by the food and refreshments. This was a highly professional and superbly organised event for more than 200 guests, including 20 FCV Dorcas clients who had a wonderful day out.

As always we are very grateful to the Design Centre, our volunteers who helped support the event on a weekend and especially our volunteer drivers who transported a number of our clients to and from the event.

Many thanks to the Design Centre for putting on yet another successful event. It seems to get better year by year!

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The FCV Christmas party

2015-12-16 20.55.27 2015-12-16 22.57.16Another memorable Christmas party for 79 clients, volunteers and supporters took place at the Vibast Centre, which rocked gently to the music provided by Steve, our regular entertainer. Singing and dancing followed the outstanding lunch, which was provided by our regular volunteer cooking team. 24 hours earlier a team of volunteers could be found peeling ‘barrack room’ quantities of potatoes, carrots etc. A monumental effort resulting in a very delicious, seamless lunch. Many thanks indeed to them all.

It was also an opportunity for FCV to thank our many supporters and we were delighted to see those who could attend. We are particularly grateful to MUSI and other companies within the Mitsubishi Group, for providing a very large quantity of presents for our clients and for sending a number of members of staff, in rotation, to help make the day a big success. Their positive approach, friendliness and helpfulness made the occasion very special for the clients and everyone else at the party. We are very grateful for their ongoing support.

Merry Christmas one and all!

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