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During December, many client Christmas parties have been held for all clients across states. They have all been wonderful celebrations of the fantastic year that Afford staff, clients and families and carers have shared together throughout the year and a lovely opportunity to get all together before the end of the year.

NSW Christmas Party Festivities

The Christmas parties for NSW Day Program clients and ADE Supported Employees and SLES trainees were held at the CUBE at Campbelltown’s Catholic Club. In total, over 800 clients, supported employees and SLES trainees from across Sydney attended the two events to reminisce about the year that’s gone, talk about achievements and set their goals for the year ahead.

Christmas parties featured big blow up Santa and reindeer decorations, balloon makers and face painters and a DJ to keep the music pumping for all to get their groove going on the dance floor. the Hips were shaking at the ADE and SLES event with an Elvis impersonator, while Day Program clients enjoyed a sing-a-long with Santa and Mrs Claus. A delicious three course meal was served for all with sumptuous slow cooked beef cheeks and roast chicken with vegetables on the menu.

Queensland Christmas Party Fun

Queenslanders enjoyed their very first Christmas party at the Diggers Service Club in Logan. Santa came along with his guitar and Mrs Claus for a sing-a-long with clients, a DJ provided awesome music for dancing, and along with a balloon maker and face painter, clients could also take a photo with friends in the photo booth to take home a memento of the festivities.

Victorian Christmas Safari

Our Victorian staff and clients held two Christmas get togethers, with the first held at Melbourne’s Werribee Zoo. It was a great opportunity for staff and clients to get to know each other better in a fun and engaging environment. Everyone observed animals roaming around the grounds on a safari ride and then came together for lunch, organised by Afford, to talk about the exciting times ahead.

The second Melbourne Christmas party was held at  Sophia Frankston waterfront restaurant. The event featured a balloon maker, plenty of food, a spectacular view of Port Phillip Bay and great company!

Group Home Christmas Parties

Our Narellan, Narellan Vale and Glen Alpine Group Home residents also celebrated the festive spirit during their Christmas parties at their homes. Residents, Afford staff and friends shared meals together, chatted, laughed and reminisced about good times in their homes – that’s the Afford Lifestyle!

At Afford, we love to celebrate and we are so privileged to be able to stage all of these Christmas parties for our clients’ enjoyment. We care about providing support for clients to achieve what they want out of work, home and in life. Christmas celebrations, such as these, are fun, but also support the development of friendships, confidence and, importantly, happiness. Merry Christmas!