Food and fun in Woodlands

2007-12-16 00:00

CHRISTMAS came early for Woodlands children on Saturday when they were treated to a host of activities and presents.

The fun-filled day was organised by Shaun Knox, a Mountain Rise detective police inspector, and his prosecutor wife Lorette. About 1 000 people — parents, children and the youth of Ghost Town in Woodlands, were fed and entertained.

Knox said the initiative was a measure to get people involved in community development and hopefully help to reduce crime.

“Our aim is to start educational projects that will also see the community members getting employment in various key areas. These include neighbourhood watch clusters. However, today is about giving back and sharing Christmas,” said Knox.

Other projects in the area include refurbishing the Mildred Ward flats. These will be painted and trees and shrubs will be planted. Knox said he and his wife also run the same project in the Howick area.

Local businessman Bevan Clayton, whose company Hailstorm Busters sponsored the food and beverages, said he will continue to endeavour in several ways to uplift the community.

“Bevan is to make this an annual affair. He already has a feeding scheme in Howick where more than 500 people are fed and entertained,” said Knox.

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