This year, the event was held on two boats with 300 children and their teachers, who sailed along the Thames for three hours enjoying entertainment, music, face painters and magicians.

The sun shone brightly all day and a surprise visit from Santa delivering presents from the children’s wish list completed a magical day!

The sponsors of the day Steve Holley and his colleagues from ‘Banking for Variety’ who funded the day, saw everyone off safely and Steve’s son Richard, joined the throng on board to help stage the event. Portico and BaxterStorey donated the lunchboxes for all the children. A great day was had by all!