Players and parents from Robins FC celebrated at the annual Christmas party on Sunday, in an event enjoyed by young and old alike. As in previous years, we were fortunate to be able to use the Legends Lounge at Swindon Town's County Ground base, and grateful thanks go to our chairman, Paul Wainwright, and Swindon Town of course, for enabling this.
Entertainment on the night included the ever-popular raffle with some super prizes donated by parents, a junior disco for the youngsters (and those parents brave enough!), and of course a visit from Father Christmas!
It was a really fun event, and a nice chance for the different teams and parents to socialise together, as well as raise some funds for the club. As last year, we also remembered those less fortunate than ourselves with a collection of tins of food for a local homeless shelter - thanks to everyone who donated, by the end of the evening we had four massive boxes of food and two large sacks full, which is just great!
We were also joined this year by Richard Crowley the chair of CALM, our chosen charity partner this season, and it was nice to be able to present him with a cheque from the players' collection at Tesco last month which raised over £1600 for the charity! You can read all about that here and here
The Christmas party, and many events like it, wouldn't be possible without a lot of hard work behind the scenes so special thanks to Events organiser Jade Warren who did so much hard work to make this party happen and of course all the parents who helped her organise each of the teams, club Secretary Theresa Trueman, Club Treasurer (and raffle-ticket-ripper-in-chief!) Alison Paul and Club Chairman Paul Wainwright. Not forgetting all the parents who support their children and the teams so diligently throughout the year and, of course, the players themselves who once again were a credit to themselves and the club.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all connected to Robins Football Club, players, parents, coaches and officers and indeed everyone working to help children enjoy the game of football!
A small gallery of photos from the party is available here