In the lead up to Christmas the Soul Connections group promoted the Viva Christmas Parties campaign. We have just received a thank you message for the money raised through parties held by members of All Souls. It includes a link to some stories which are included below – please enjoy reading them:

If you would like to find out more about the work of Viva and how to support them then please get in contact with Helen Stephens.

“I am a special person”
Our parties encourage children to participate in and contribute to the festivities, helping to build their confidence and make them feel loved and valued. Twelve-year-old Kudakwashe was particularly happy to hear this message… 

A day of joy, a lifetime of hope
Not many of us would pick a hospital oncology ward to hold a Christmas party, but for David Echemendia, an eight-year-old boy terminally ill with liver cancer, it was definitely the right place to bring Christmas celebration, joy and hope…

Christmas in the streets
Keen to help those children most in need of a warm and caring place to celebrate Christmas, the network in Kisumu threw a Christmas party for children living on the streets. That’s how they met Allan, who had been on the streets for two weeks…

If you would like to find out more about the work of Viva and how to support them then please get in contact with Helen Stephens.