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It's party time!

Press release issued: 21 November 2001

It's party time!

Up to 130 local children will be having a fun and festive time at the seventh annual Kids' Christmas party organised by Bristol University's Student Community Action (SCA) on Saturday, December 1.

The party, for five- to nine-year-olds from areas including Knowle, Southmead, Avonmouth and St Pauls, will take place at Churchill Hall, Stoke Bishop, from 2 to 5 pm.

Entertainment will be in abundance with circus performers, a magician and pantomime. There will also be a disco, karaoke, fire engine, bouncy castle and, of course, Father Christmas in his grotto giving out presents.

A tea party, with ice-cream from the Ben and Jerry's cow, will round off the afternoon. Every child together with the 80 volunteer helpers will be wearing a special Christmas T-shirt featuring a cartoon Christmas pudding called 'Puddy'.

Brighde Campbell, SCA Co-ordinator, said: "There are many more young children in Bristol than SCA can support through projects. This is our way of reaching out to more of them and making their Christmas extra special.

"SCA has 600 volunteers in total, working on projects from a night shelter for the homeless to a day centre for the elderly, to helping out in local schools and much, much more.

"It's great that students want to give up their time and become involved in the community while they are studying at Bristol."

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Copyright: 2001 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Wednesday, 21-Nov-2001 11:59:21 GMT

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