On Sunday 16 November, close to 100 Brainwave families joined forces at Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park for our annual Christmas celebration. What a morning it was! After a light sprinkling of rain, some sunshine broke through and Luna Park was soon filled with excitement, laughter and good cheer, with many families heading straight to their favourite rides for unlimited fun!
Getting into the Christmas spirit, children enjoyed writing well-considered, heartfelt letters to Santa and posting them to the North Pole. Lots of giggles were heard as families held up props for funny Christmas photos, and our talented face painters from Purple Pigeon Face Painting created stunning works of art on the faces of delighted children.
Throughout the park, families were greeted by a beautiful stilt-walking Christmas Tree and her friendly Elf, and the children were kept highly entertained chasing giant bubbles created by our amazing Elf Bubble Blower. Frosty the Snowman and his Elf chaperone were very popular and Frosty was the recipient of many warm hugs and high fives!
Families enjoyed a tasty spread for lunch and were treated to some chocolate treats kindly supplied by Ferrero.
Santa stole the show once again, with children queuing patiently to meet the big man in red, posing happily in his sleigh and excitedly receiving their gifts.
An essential element of our annual Christmas Party is the spirited and generous contribution of our corporate and community volunteers, who give so much to ensure our families have an amazing day. Our volunteers from Mercedes-Benz, OMD, QBE and Burberry, along with our community volunteers Shierly, Cindy and Lynda were brilliant at bringing warmth, fun, care and Christmas cheer to our families and we are so grateful for their support.
This event was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Whitbread Foundation. Thanks to our supporters at Village Roadshow and also to all of the wonderful corporate and community supporters who have so generously donated to our Christmas Appeal.
The annual Christmas Party is a highly anticipated event for Brainwave families, as well as our Brainwave Team, and we love sharing the joy as families and friends reunite and connect whilst enjoying much festive fun.
Brainwave wishes our families, corporate sponsors and volunteers a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to sharing an exciting year ahead with you in 2019.