Christmas cheer atWhitford Brown
Volunteers joined clients and their families for the Whitford Brown Community Trust Christmas party on November 19.
Whitford Brown runs a day programme for intellectually disabled adults in the wider Porirua community.
Staff from ANZ used the volunteer day granted by their employer to pro- duce and serve a barbecue meal for the more than 150 people who attended.
The programme, where many companies give employees a paid day each year to work on a variety of projects, is run through Judy Kerr at Volunteer Wellington.
Titahi Bay and Tawa Lions who fundraise in the community were also there to celebrate.
Volunteer drivers and helpers were a big part of the fun.
Jasmine Heddon, who is training as a diversional therapist, performed kapa haka items with enthusiastic clients she has been tutoring.
Felicia Edgecombe from Titahi Bay Community Church led the choir in a performance of Christmas carols.
People who work with the clients, encouraging them to dance, sing, make music and create art, came along to share in the fun.
Manager Sharon Malley thanked all the people who made the centre’s programme possible, all friends, family and caregivers who turned out in large numbers to support whanau members.