20th- December- National Statistics Party.
ONS staff throw party for local veterans
AROUND 140 war veterans and pensioners attended the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Newport for their annual Christmas party.
Guests enjoy a special four-course Christmas lunch laid on by volunteers made up of staff from both ONS and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
They then enjoyed a range of entertainment, including a number of performances from singers Phoebe Wall, Jenna Bees, Holly Roberts, Soffi Edwards, Ffion Edwards and Sadie Evans from Spotlight Theatre and Vocal Academy in Ebbw Vale.
Between their acts staff from the ONS and IPO performed a few sketches, and guests were even paid a visit from Santa.
The gathering concluded the evening with a very active 12 Days of Christmas sing-along.
The event has been organised each year by ONS staff member Liz Buttigieg, who holds regular monthly cake sales at the Newport site to raise the money.
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