Christmas Visit to the Lighthouse School

| 22/12/2008

(CNS): In the run up to Christmas, a number of staff members from Walkers were delighted to bring some festive cheer to the children of the Lighthouse School. By bringing gifts to the school to distribute among the students, the Walkers employees helped to spread plenty of seasonal joy, particularly with Mr and Mrs Claus in attendance.

Organised by the Compliance Department at Walkers, along with staff in the Finance Department, employees collected money from everyone on the fourth floor of Walker House, to purchase gifts and goodies for the children, a Walkers release said. Stockings were filled and distributed by partner Julian Black who played ‘Papa Claus’ and compliance administrator Sherene Jackson who was ‘Mama Claus’. They were ably assisted by ‘Santa’s Elves’ compliance administrators Helen Bush and Tammy Welds.

"Christmas at the Lighthouse School is always a very festive and happy occasion with celebrations and parties," said Carla MacVicar, principal at the Lighthouse School. "We are thankful to the various members of the community that support us and Walkers coming here to give out stockings has been something different for the children whichthey really enjoyed." (Left: Mama Claus – Sherene Jackson – with Children from the Lighthouse School)

The Walkers staff sang Christmas Carols with the children before the gifts were handed out, which everyone enjoyed and the smiles going around afterwards were particularly meaningful to those that took part and everyone back in the office that contributed. "The kids were so excited and grateful," Tammy Welds said. "It was truly heart-warming to see the smiles that we all helped to put on their precious faces."

"The Lighthouse School plays such an important part in our community and we at Walkers are delighted to support it in any way that we can," said finance partner Julian Black. "To be able to bring a few smiles along the way at Christmas time makes it that much more worthwhile."

(Above: Children of the Lighthouse School with Walkers Staff Members)

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