New Beginnings Reading launched the After School Cafe to support families in Reading. What a great start it was! We laid on a wonderful afternoon for our first guests. Louise supervised the slime making, we had paper crafts, books, toys and games out for the children. We enjoyed buffet style tea (massive thanks to Costco Reading for donating the food) before Wonder Woman arrived to entertain the children!
Lulabelle de Fraise, I cannot thank you enough! She came along for free and organised games for the children, dancing, singing, parachute games, circus skills and a foam machine! I was sat in the bar talking to someone and all I could hear was children shrieking and laughing having fun. I shed tears of joy more than once that day.
What a way to start! Thank you to the wonderful volunteer team leaders who came forward to make this fantastic start. Thank you Emma Wicks, Sharon Hawkins, Andrea Medford, Alan Coe, Debbie Pattinson, Tyrone Applewhaite, Louise Butler, Bethany, Tuija Knowles, Maaike Hartog. and Penny Hajinicolas. I am lost for words…PEOPLE OF READING….YOU SMASHED IT! None of this could have happened without your help.
New Beginnings Reading would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us in our first year. Together, we can help each other and those in need.
An epic day, the first of many!