Welcome to the last newsletter of 2019. Summer has officially arrived, Christmas trees are up, and the holidays are about to start for most of us! This month we have kept it cheerful, family-focused and festive, in the spirit of Christmas.
Steve Beighton and Audrey helped make a difference in some very special children's lives, we share a delicious Christmas coffee recipe with you, help Santa go digital, and there's Christmas jokes to get you laughing into the holidays!
Each year, we support the Special Children's Christmas Party, where 1800 deserving children in our community have a day they will never forget. The children invited may be suffering from either a life threatening illness, physical/intellectual impairment, domestic violence, or living in underprivileged circumstances.
The goal is to simply put a smile on these children's faces, for at least one day this year. The children are treated to a day of celebrities, entertainment and stage shows, carnival rides and activities, as well as lots of yummy food and treats. They also experience Santa's toy cave filled with thousands of high quality toys, where they received 3 each to take home. (Surprisingly no one chose the big sloth in a t-shirt and shorts J J J)
Stephen Beighton and Audrey joined the children in the Christmas chaos this year, and as you can see, they fitted right in! It was a privilege for us to get involved and if you would like to find out how you can join us in supporting this important cause, click the button below to check out their website.
No more itchy Mo's for Karl and Stephen, who have been growing these bad boys over the past month!
Movember proudly raised $102.9 million globally this year, driven by over 320,000 participants. New Zealand was placed 6th as most successful fundraiser, raising $2.2 million with the help of 11,524 participants. All the money will go towards programmes targeted at prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mens health and suicide prevention. Desktop Imaging raised $200 for this important cause, thanks to these legends.
Thanks for helping us change the face of men's health!
If you want to know more about how we helped Santa, please don’t try and call him. He’s spending some well-deserved time off with Mrs Claus. Contact us here.
We think it’s safe to say that we’ll be on the nice list this year! Merry Christmas.
POP QUIZ: Santa had 4 Steve's to choose from. Which one did he contact, and why? (There's a prize for the most creative answer!)
We are heading into another hot Kiwi summer, and will be closed from 3pm on Friday 20th of December for our staff Christmas Party, and reopen at 7am on Monday the 6th of January.
If there is anything you require our help with before we close to enjoy the sunshine, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can ensure you have the resources to meet your needs.
Thank you for sharing 2019 with us, we look forward to seeing you in 2020. Whatever you're doing this holiday season, we wish you a safe and relaxing break!
Use the recipe below to up your coffee-game this Christmas. Easy, delicious and impressive. This makes 8 cups, so you have the option to share. (we will understand if you don't...)
Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Three men die in a car accident on Christmas Eve. They all find themselves at the Pearly Gates waiting to enter heaven. On entering they must present something relating to or associated with Christmas. The first man searches his pocket, and finds some mistletoe, so he is allowed in. The second man presents a cracker, so he is also allowed in. The third man pulls out a pair of stockings. Confused at this last gesture, St Peter asks, 'How do these represent Christmas?' Answer: 'They're Carol's.'
Q: What would you call an elf who just has won the lottery?
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