Kids get treats to learn and play

2015-08-04 06:00
Children from Kensington and Facreton enjoyed a special day organised by a charity.

Children from Kensington and Facreton enjoyed a special day organised by a charity.

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Children from Kensington and Factreton got to play together and share a meal in a day prepared for them by a charity.

The event at the Kensington civic centre on Sunday last week entertained more than 60 children and included activities like games and a jumping castle. They were also empowered with basic life skills such as road safety and teamwork, displayed by hundreds of motorcyclists visiting them.

The event was hosted by the Alpha charity foundation with help from sponsors and Biker Charities Western Cape.

The children, aged between 6 and 12 years, were treated to sweets, candy floss, cooldrinks, popcorn, Slush Puppies and fruit. They also had a hearty lunch of potjie­kos and rice, followed by pony rides, cookies and doughnuts.

One of the organisers, Kevin Alexander, says it’s easy to forget the children. “Pa­rents are so busy with other things and, without noticing, kids are left out. We try our best to make them feel special. At times parents just can’t afford some time-out with the kids due to economic hardships, so we try and relieve that burden,” he says.

The children’s attention was captured by a mass ride of hundreds of motorbikes travelling down 11th Avenue to join them at the civic centre. They were taught that bikers don’t tolerate gangsters, drugs or bullies.

“They enjoyed every moment, from the mass bike ride to the food and games. We are glad that we can also take that time when they are gathered together to teach them about road safety, the effects of gangsterism and to educate them on bullying in a fun way.

“We just try to make it as fun as possible,” says Alexander

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