Kindy treats food bank

Marlborough Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - PAULA HULBURT

Scary spi­ders, witches, skele­tons and a scare­crow cast aside the lol­lies this Hal­loween and in­stead do­nated cans of food to a good cause.

Chil­dren and staff at Wither­lea Kinder­garten, in Blen­heim, dressed up to cel­e­brate the spe­cial day.

Kind-hearted pupils brought in cans of food to do­nate to the Marl­bor­ough Food Bank an­nual ap­peal which will take to the streets on Novem­ber 27.

Teacher Cyn­thia Rangi says the young­sters are al­ways keen to help out when they can.

The kinder­garten, which has 40 chil­dren in the morn­ing and 20 in the af­ter­noon, has also do­nated to the Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Daf­fodil Day, the Kaiko¯ura earth­quake relief fund and other char­i­ties.

‘‘We do try and help and raise money for char­i­ties and other good causes,’’ Rangi says.

‘‘The chil­dren love dress­ing up and had a lot of fun.’’

There was also a spe­cial haunted house area for the chil­dren to en­joy, spi­der-mak­ing us­ing shells and man­darins dec­o­rated to look like Jack o’ lanterns.

‘‘It’s been great fun. We froze spi­ders into black ice and put them in the wa­ter trough and they’ve been a big hit too,’’ Rangi says.

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