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Merseylink team brings Christmas cheer to Runcorn children

December 18, 2015MerseylinkNews

Bridge builders from the Merseylink Consortium have hosted a special Christmas party for a children’s pre-school in Runcorn.

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Two-year old Max Marsh from Halton Lodge and Grange Pre-school receiving a gift from Father Christmas at the Merseylink Christmas party

The construction consortium, which is building Halton’s new Mersey Gateway Bridge, brought early Christmas cheer to the Halton Lodge and Grange Pre-School yesterday (Thursday 17 December 2015).

Around 30 children and their parents enjoyed the festive celebration, which included a reptile show, gifts, balloons, party food – and a visit from Father Christmas.

Some youngsters were also encouraged to ‘dump their dummies’ in exchange for a small gift from underneath the Christmas tree.

Merseylink’s generous staff team funded the Christmas party, donating around £1250 to make the occasion possible. The funds will also go towards a much needed wall mounted baby change unit.

The pre-school is a registered charity, which cares for youngsters aged between two and four years old, supports children with special educational needs and many vulnerable children. It is run by a volunteer committee and operates from a mobile unit within the grounds of Woodside Primary School.

Jill Berry, manager of Halton Lodge and Grange Pre-School said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Merseylink on behalf of all the children, staff, parents and carers at Halton Lodge and Grange Pre-school. The Christmas party surpassed all expectations and we’re extremely grateful.”

Rachel Moseley, Merseylink’s Supply Chain Manager, who organised the event said: “The Merseylink team are a generous bunch and it’s a wonderful feeling to know that we have been able to treat local youngsters at this time of year. We even managed to persuade Father Christmas to visit a little earlier with some extra presents for the children.”

Rachel added that the team would like to thank Village Catering, a local business and Merseylink supplier, which provided catering for the event.

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