Christmas party for decade in new crib!

AWAY IN A MANGER: Two of the attractions that proved very popular were these two donkeys, the small one only a few weeks old.
AWAY IN A MANGER: Two of the attractions that proved very popular were these two donkeys, the small one only a few weeks old.
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A MILESTONE birthday was given a festive twist as community chiefs marked a decade in their base.

More than 250 people gathered at Pennywell Youth Project to mark 10 years in its building.

Pennywell Youth Project has been celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party that attracted 100's. The party had a grotto where youngsters could meet the man of the moment, Father Christmas himself. Here he is with his helper Tyler Davison, 12 and Robyn Delaney, 6 and her sister Alex, 9.

Pennywell Youth Project has been celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party that attracted 100's. The party had a grotto where youngsters could meet the man of the moment, Father Christmas himself. Here he is with his helper Tyler Davison, 12 and Robyn Delaney, 6 and her sister Alex, 9.

The event featured a disco, face painting, arts and crafts, tombola and a raffle.

Partygoers could also get into the Christmas spirit by patting a donkey and visiting Santa’s grotto.

Children aged up to 10 received a selection box courtesy of Gentoo.

Young people entertained the crowd, performing a range of songs from up-to-date chart music to Christmas classics.

Pennywell Youth Project has been celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party that attracted 100's. Two of the attractions that proved very popular were these two cute donkeys, the small one only a few weeks old! The theme was obviously Christmas, and there were a few shepherds who swapped watching over their flock by night for an indoor disco.

Pennywell Youth Project has been celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party that attracted 100's. Two of the attractions that proved very popular were these two cute donkeys, the small one only a few weeks old! The theme was obviously Christmas, and there were a few shepherds who swapped watching over their flock by night for an indoor disco.

More than 20 volunteers supported the staff to help run the night.

Cassandra O’Neill, one of the project’s leaders, said: “It was wonderful once again to have the community coming together and having fun.

“We look forward to more in the future.”

She added her thanks to Sunderland Training and Education farm for the loan of the donkeys, which were a great hit with the young people, and the Yorkshire Trading Company and Scott Memorials who helped the group celebrate with a bang with a donation of fireworks set off on the night. Asda and Morrisons also backed the party with contributions.