Kindy treats food bank
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.