Oltco Holds Christmas Party to Support Local Families as Part of The Noah Community Project
On Sunday 9 December, Newquay based business, Oltco, will hold its second annual Christmas party to raise much-needed funds for The Noah Community Project. Founded in 2014, The Noah Project supports families across Cornwall who are struggling to afford to support their families with the necessities.
The party will take place at Newquay Football Club from 1pm – 3pm and will be fun-filled for the whole family with a disco, party games, face painting, food and a visit from the big man himself (Santa!) with a present for little ones. Tickets can be purchased at the Oltco office on Tower Road and cost £5. Children under 12 months are free. All funds raised throughout the day will go towards delivering food and present hampers over the festive period for local families who are struggling.
The initiative is run by Oltco’s Admin Assistant, Diane Jones, and is something that is close to the hearts of the Oltco team. This passion is what inspired Oltco to support the initiative and following the success of the first Christmas fundraising party in 2017, hold another event this year.
For those who want to support other families in Cornwall and help to spread the festivities but can’t attend the party, Oltco is collecting food and Christmas gift donations for inclusion in the hampers. These items can be dropped off to Oltco’s office.
In 2017, The Noah Community Project was able to provide 17 hampers thanks to the support of the Newquay community and the £700 raised at the Christmas party. This year, the Oltco team would like to exceed this total and spread the Christmas cheer by helping over 20 families.
Families are referred to The Noah Community Project through Social Services and local Food Banks. The team works hard to fill the gaps in care.
Diane Jones, Admin Assistant at Oltco and Manager of The Noah Community Project, says: “I have been in a place where you are not sure where your next meal will come from, having to explain to your daughter why she can’t have the TV or lights on. Where you can’t afford to top up the electric and you have nightmares about bills. If we can save anyone from feeling this way at Christmas, then we have succeeded.”
Diane continues: “We know that Christmas can be a tough time for a lot of these families which is why as a community, it is so important that we offer as much support as we can. The Christmas party is a fantastic way for everybody to get into the festive spirit whilst also sharing some of this spirit with families who really do need it.”
To find out more about The Noah Community Project, book tickets to the party or donate an item please email [email protected].