Hemel children enjoy virtual 'Princess Ice Party' as lockdown business continues to flourish
Little Club began as free weekly performing arts classes to keep children connected to their friends
Children in Hemel Hempstead enjoyed an online half term 'Princess Ice Party' from a new business that formed during lockdown.
Lucy Spafford and Sophie Adams, from Hertfordshire, joined forces in the first lockdown to create a magical company called Little Club.
It began as free weekly performing arts classes to keep children connected to their friends. Several months later, the business is still going strong.
Sophie said: "To celebrate, we hosted a free online Half Term 'Princess Ice Party'.
"We were completely overwhelmed by the response - 600 RSVPs and over 400 magical little ones joining us, including many children from the Hemel Hempstead area.
"We realise it's more important than ever to keep little ones connected to their friends, as it can be a very confusing and isolating time for them.
"Lockdown is tough on adults, but we believe it's doubly hard on children. This party was our opportunity to give back and spread some happiness and joy."
Both Lucy and Sophie have backgrounds in performing arts. Sophie is a professional actress/singer and has worked in theatre, films, TV commercials and pantomimes. Lucy is a professional singer and works as a vocal coach and music teacher across the county.
On the back of the success of this free online party, the pair are hoping to do something very similar again soon.
Sophie said: "It means so much to us that people love what we do, and that we can bring a little magic in these difficult times.
"We hope to continue to grow the business after lockdown. The amazing response from our free weekly classes, and free parties inspires us to continue.
"Many of the children who subscribe to Little Club are from the St. Albans, Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead area."