VAW organised their annual Big Top Christmas party for 650 children and their carers from London and surrounding areas.

The party consisted of a traditional pantomime and included children entertainers, face painters and a magician followed by dancing.

This fun and successful event was made possible by owners of the Big Top, Denis and Diane McCourt as well as the generosity of ACI, whose support of Variety both financially and through their volunteering, is hugely appreciated.

A special thanks to the staff of Veolia who volunteered on the day and to actress Michelle Collins who spent time with the children and signed autographs.