Thanks to the Stonegate Pub Company, who sponsored a Christmas Cruise along the River Thames, 140 children were able to enjoy entertainment, fun and games. Santa, who magically appeared on the boat, gave each child a gift chosen from their wish list.

Stonegate staff volunteered their time to paint faces, serve lunch and join in the games with the children as they sailed along the River.

Hazel Tyrell and Vanessa Newins of Stonegate commented:

“We had a great day and it was a pleasure to be part of the Christmas Cruise and see the children having such a wonderful time. Stonegate has been proudly supporting Variety since 2014”