Christmas 2020: Your Song
It’s the moment you have all been waiting for!
The sprouts are simmering nicely, the mulled wine is warming and the chestnuts are roasting by the open fire. It’s the annual Christmas Steam Traction World ‘thank you’ – a little something we put together to (hopefully) raise a smile and to wish all our customers, followers, friends and family a very Merry Christmas.
We thought long and hard this year about whether we should put something together. Actually it wasn’t long or hard to decide ‘Yes,’ so we put the kettle on, scratched our heads rather a lot and came up with something – which we reckon you will find very apt for 2020.
We looked at the budget for our epic annual feel-good-presentation and agreed on matching the spend on the previous ones. Zip, nada, nothing. An all-star cast was drawn up, dismissed and the regulars brought out to feature: Dave returns (yet again, which means we both don’t have to pay him or take a member of staff away from their proper job!) as the flamboyant Elton Dave, with a familiar sounding (albeit not too familiar due to copyright, your honour) song, complete with a sprinkling of our previous favourites and even a few ‘characters’ from 2020 making an appearance too. See if you can spot them all.
In the dark times this year it’s you, our customers, that have enabled us to push forward and remain successful and positive. It’s your enthusiasm, knowledge, support, care, patience and good humour which means so much – we would really like to ‘buy a big house, where we could all live’ to keep you all safe.
This year too we’d like to raise some money, with the film, for some wonderful causes, Firstly, with every like and share on Facebook accumulating a donation. Can we get 500 shares? If we do, Steam Traction World will donate £500 to Prostate Cancer UK, our nominated charity. In addition, we have set up a Just Giving page to raise money for the NHS. Please click on the link and add a pound or two. We have set £500 as our target – if we can raise that Steam Traction World will match it, donating an additional £500 (so STW would like to donate a total maximum of £1,000 – £500 to PCUK and £500 to NHS). These charities really need your help, just by sharing and caring. Of course, if this takes off Captain-Tom-style and goes viral like mad, we’ll ensure EVERY penny of anything raised goes to the charities. How far can this go?
So with good news on the horizon with lockdowns end dates, a vaccine and now, with Steam Traction World, Christmas is officially underway. We really hope you like this one, let’s pass on the positivity .
Let’s raise both spirits and some money for the fantastic NHS as we introduce “Your Song.”
Still here? Er.. OK, thanks for reading. As Christmas draws near and the retail giants look to make as much money as possible, sorry er.. celebrate the festive season by offering a range of associated goods “Merch” to their customers who willingly part with their hard-earned cash for an in-demand fluffy creation that matches the retailers particular Christmas advert. So here, at Steam Traction World, we have jumped on the same rolling bandwagon* and are so pleased to launch our Festive-fayre-fancies for you.
*Not really. Enjoy whatever you purchase this Christmas – have you ever considered one of our kits?