Christ­mas cheer atWhit­ford Brown

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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.

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