For the fourth year, the fun event was held on four boats and catered to children and carer along the River Thames. Sailing along for three hours, the children enjoyed entertainment, music, face painters and magicians and a fabulous lunch donated by Soho Foods.

The highlight of the event was the surprise arrival of Father Christmas delivering each child a present from their wish list.

A big Thank you to Steve and Richard Holley and their colleagues from the “Cycle4Variety” team for their generous fundraising which enabled Variety to provide this exciting start to Christmas.

Lisa from Kintore School said:

Just thought I would let you know how super the day was. The children and the adults came back beaming. They had so much fun.