In early December, Pippa’s Guardians staff had the opportunity to come together for their annual Christmas party. The festive evening was held at The Cottage in the Wood Hotel in Malvern, a stunning venue which was perfect for the company’s celebrations. Drinks in the bar were served as everyone arrived, mingled and met new colleagues. During the three-course dinner, staff had the chance to chat and catch up with other team members – something that is often impossible during the busy working week. Crackers, pea shooters, silly hats and streamers added to the fun, and sometimes competitive, atmosphere between the tables.

Regional Managers, Ceri and Elaine presented awards to some of their Area Managers, who had gone ‘above and beyond’ in looking after their pupils. As the RMs described the efforts of the AMs, everyone agreed they were very well-deserved awards in recognition of the extra mile the team often goes to. As last year, there were also some light-hearted prizes, with staff being nominated by their colleagues for various amusing accolades. And no Christmas party is complete without a Secret Santa, which rounded off the evening in true festive spirit.

It was a wonderful evening, many thanks go to Kerrie for organising the event, and to Ben for his generosity.