Christmas is a perfect occasion for Verbal to say thank you to our Reading Rooms volunteers, and this year, we did it in style.

Eat, drink and be merry

Every meeting should start with a chocolate and an acknowledgement of a personal highlight, followed by sparkling grape juice and some seriously good sandwiches.

The assembled guests told stories of the connections they have made with their Reading Rooms groups and one-to-one sessions.

And then tucked into some delicious home-made Christmas cakes, courtesy of Mr Harkin.

Snowman cake   2 penguin Christmas cakes


Sing, sing, sing

We were joined by the combined choirs of Rosemount Nursery and Primary Schools, who entertained us with Christmas carols and songs. Such talented singers, all decked out in their Santa hats. 

'Twas the night before Christmas

Volunteers and Verbal staff joined together to make a very special recording of the famous poem, introduced by a song from the choirs.

Merry Christmas from us to you!