A fun festive time was had by all at a special Christmas party for children who have benefited from the services of Havering & Brentwood Counselling Services.

Some 25 children from HBBS’ “Kids in it Together Club” (KiiT) met special guest Father Christmas who treated each with a gift and a dose of festive spirit on December 10th at Upminster Methodist Church.

With faces painting and the DJ playing a host of Christmas tunes, even Santa Claus himself couldn’t resist leaping up to cut some shapes to the 1970s party classic YMCA in front of a joyous audience of children, parents and HBBS helpers.

And to end the event every young guest was presented with a special balloon to release in memory of a loved one.

Katy O’Keefe, Events & Fundraising Officer at HBBS said: “The children had a lovely time playing games, dancing and having a catch up.

“We look forward to our next get together at Jump Evolution in the New Year.”

To find out more about the KiiT Club and HBBS browse our website or call 01277 283199.