Spreading Christmas cheer

2015-12-17 06:00
Photo: supplied Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society volunteers and management are seen with sponsors, entertainers and the children at the Christmas Cheer 2015 party for orphaned and vulnerable children held in Verulam recently.

Photo: supplied Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society volunteers and management are seen with sponsors, entertainers and the children at the Christmas Cheer 2015 party for orphaned and vulnerable children held in Verulam recently.

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ORPHANED and vulnerable children from Verulam were treated to a day of fun and laughter at the Veda Dharma Sabha Hall in Brindhaven, Verulam as part of the Christmas Cheer 2015 children's party.

The event, sponsored by the Pat Moodley family, has become an annual day of treating children from needy homes to a day where they can experience the excitement of the festive season.

Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society (VCW) social work supervisor, Mala Pather said many of the children at the party don't get to experience the fun of being entertained by a clown, meeting Santa Claus, being treated and spoilt over the festive season or simply receiving a gift.

"This party has become a special day in the lives of these children as they are made to feel special and a lot of them come from impoverished homes where they won't be able to experience this," said Pather.

"This is all about them getting the chance to experience Christmas and the festive season."

The fun day included jumping castles, a clown, Santa Claus, cartoon mascot characters, face painting, games and entertainment, balloon sculpting, candy floss and popcorn treats.

The children where also given breakfast and lunch.

The day was sponsored by the Pat Moodley family while Caesars Transport sponsored the transportation of the children for the party.

Pat Moodley thanked the VCW for helping put the day together for the children.

"We look forward to the next one with great anticipation," said Moodley.
"The pleasure and contentment we derive from such an event is immeasurable."

Pather also thanked the volunteers who assisted in ensuring that the event was successful.

"We could not have done this without the volunteers who gave their time and dedication to make this day possible," said Pather.

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