Here comes Christmas!
Our Family Christmas Party this year was once again a hit with children, families and staff. Santa was in attendance, and many children got to meet the man himself and have a photo taken. Melanie Poppins put on a magic show, and our very own Champion Centre Music Specialists ran a group music session complete with the rainbow ring and parachute. The weather was kind to us, and there was an abundance of festive food, kindly catered and donated by the Airport Commodore Hotel. The Christmas Party is a wonderful example of our community once again coming together to support one another. Thank you to all involved.
‘Thank you so much to The Champion Centre for all your help for Mum and me…. You grew me into a champion!’
It’s always wonderful to hear what our Champion Centre graduates are up to. Molly, now 20, kindly agreed to be the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting this year, where she eloquently spoke of her life journey, what she gets up to and what’s important to her. Molly attended The Champion Centre from a baby up until when she went to primary school. She shared highlights of her school career, including year 11 Academic Excellence in the supported learning programme, her school formal, her love for animals, a recent trip to Sydney, her love of Christmas, and her rich array of friends and family. Molly recently graduated from Ara with a New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living and Skills for Working. We are so very proud.
Molly’s Mum, Charlotte also shared her recollections of those early days with Molly at The Champion Centre and the vital support she received from all staff as well as the wonderful sense of community.
Thank you to both Molly and Charlotte.
We also wish to thank everyone who attended the AGM and got to hear Molly's story first hand.
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