We have had another busy year and most importantly another happy one too!
2019 started out with a visit to a west end show chauffeured by Ambassador Chauffeurs for Sasha, we had a lovely Valentines night meal, celebrated ASL’s 2nd Birthday, some of our guys gained paid employment in our tea room on a Saturday and they received a letter from our local MP Robert Halfon congratulating them! We enjoyed a great quiz night, lots of group activities and trips including bowling and meals out and we had an eggcellent Easter celebration and lots of Tea Room fun!!
May, June, July & August was just as busy with lots of special birthdays in our Tea Room, we enjoyed lots more outings – making the most of the sunshine! We helped with The Harlow Spring Clean and were lucky enough to be donated money from our supporters who also took part, we loved our themed tea rooms – they’re always so much fun! We had a great time celebrating Pride, we enjoyed our fundraising Indian night at Garden of India, we had an amazing day seeing Grease the Musical and our trip to Ireland with Marc really topped off the summer!!
The last part of the year was by far the busiest! We enjoyed everything from strawberry picking to pantomime, we held a fantastic quiz night with our surprise guest Jeffrey Brazier, we went on a boat trip, after months of planning and rehearsals we performed our AMAZING show “This is Me” and sold out 4 times over!! We had a fantastic Halloween packed tea room with lots of spooky antics, we were finally able to pick up the keys to our very own tea room and spent weeks preparing for our grand opening!! We officially opened our new Tea Room Bridget;s with lots of special guests and this was all finished off with an amazing December where we had a fantastic Christmas tea room and new years celebration!
Phew! what a year it’s been for everyone at ASL!! Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way over the last year we could not keep going without your continued support and we can’t wait to see what exciting new adventures 2020 brings!!