Children switch on the Christmas lights at Plumer

Ten children who were involved in the Kids with Cameras project were invited to switch on the Plumer House Christmas lights.

Over the last few weeks, we have been showcasing the photographs taken by a group of children across our estates to see what it is like growing up in a PCH house as a young person. We invited those who took part to come and switch on the Plumer House lights as a big thank you.

Each of the families arrived in the Conference Suite where they were shown a video of all of the pictures they had taken before being presented with a thank you gift. Shortly after the Christmas light plunger was unveiled, made for the occasion by our PCH Manufacturing apprentice Megan O’Toole.

The kids gathered eagerly outside and they all took part in the countdown before pushing down on the plunger and turning on the sparkly Christmas Lights at Plumer House.

Rachel Clancy, whose daughter Indie was one of those who took part in the project said: “I just want to say a massive thank you to Jay and the Communications team for all their efforts and ideas involving the Kids with Cameras project. Indie had an absolute ball doing the project and snapping her own pictures.

“We attended the Christmas light switch on where Indie was treated like a VIP and helped push the plunger to activate the lights. PCH went above and beyond with this project even providing little contracts for the amateur photographers to sign and a personal invitation addressed to her in the post. She also received a beautiful gift! An absolutely brilliant idea and it’s lovely to see PCH including the future generation of projects and events! Well done everyone.”   

Jay Vickers, Communications Officer said: “The project is proving a real success with everyone getting stuck in and the kids loved being given the responsibility of taking pictures of their homes and neighbourhoods. What struck me is the pride they have in their homes and surroundings, they wanted to show off what makes them happy and what they are most proud of.

“I want to thank the PCH Manufacturing apprentice Megan for using her incredible skills to create the plunger which gave a real festive vibe to proceedings.”

Lyndsey Gormanly, whose children Faye, Emily and Charlie took part said: “A massive thank you to everyone, my children loved the camera project, loved the light switch on and they are very thankful for their gift. It’s very much appreciated.”