With October over, our Halloween decorations were officially taken down, and our play team focused on our next event: Bonfire night. For a lot of the disabled children and young people who use our service, going to a public fireworks or bonfire night is rarely possible, especially with the loud noises of the fireworks. We decided a few years ago that we would hold our own, fireworks free event for all our members. In the week leading up to the event some of the schools who were in for their play sessions helped out by making firework artwork so that the place was ready for the night. We got big sheets of material and put paint rollers out with lots of bright colours. It was great to see everyone getting involved and taking part.
On the night, our play team built a big fire in the middle of one of our sandpits and we had the Edinburgh University Brass band in to play for an hour. It was a lovely atmosphere and all of the children really enjoyed seeing the fire! We were also able to provide hot dogs plus tea and coffee for everyone and we had some great volunteers in to help make sure that everyone got something to eat. It was a great evening and now we are all starting to focus on Christmas, with three parties planned for our members in December.