PRESS RELEASE: A magical Christmas party for 5s to 13s

 In 5 to 13 year olds, Media

Children and families, who are receiving support from Friends of the Family’s 5s to 13s Befriending Service, attended a magical Christmas party in December at the Salvation Army Hall in Winchester. Over 25 children, accompanied by their families and volunteers, were treated to a magic show performed by the Amazing Alvan and took part in dancing competitions to win prizes.

After the show, the children enjoyed a fantastic spread of party food provided by the Salvation Army and each received a Christmas present which had been purchased by the congregation.

The party was organised by Sam Hunt, 5s to 13s Befriending Manager, who said: “It was wonderful to see the children having so much fun and a great end to the year. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Salvation Army. Their generosity and hard work made it a truly memorable event for all of the children and their families.”

To find out more about the support provided by Friends of the Family to children and families across Winchester please go to or call 01962 864466.