Festive fun in London for Quality Checker, Kelly
Kelly, part of our team of Quality Checkers whose role is to support Consensus Services and to be the voice of the people Consensus supports, recently took some time out to warm up for the festive season with an overnight stay in London.
Kelly, who lives at Parvale House, a specialist residential service for individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome in Kettering, Northamptonshire, was accompanied on the trip by her PA, Deb and one of the support team, Stace.
The trio arranged to stay in a lovely apartment in Central London and used the tube and bus to travel around the sights of the City.
On Friday night, they went for a lovely dinner and a Mocktail at TGI Fridays in Leicester square.
The trio then headed to the Lego store before taking a stroll to the theatre to see the musical, School of Rock. When they arrived to collect their tickets, they were delighted to discover their tickets had been upgraded, giving them fantastic seats for the perfect feel good experience.
Kelly really enjoyed the show and was even lucky enough to meet the actress who played Tamika on the tube back to the apartment.
On the Saturday they ventured over to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park for the perfect Christmas treat. Kelly absolutely loved walking around the Christmas markets. They also visited the Magical Ice Kingdom which this year was presenting the famous Christmas story, ‘A Christmas Carol,’ with characters and scenes crafted into ice sculptures. Kelly was very excited and was telling Stace and Debs who all the different sculptures were.
Afterwards, they went to see ‘Paddington on Ice’ again they were lucky enough to get ringside seats and had a really enjoyable time.
In the afternoon, Kelly managed to persuade Debs to go on the ghost train with her – afterwards a very white Debs and a giggling Kelly emerged. Safe to say the next ghost train type ride Kelly went on she rode alone and came out laughing again!
To finish off their London adventure, the trio headed to marvel at the glittering Christmas lights on Oxford/Regent street before catching the train back home.