Playcentre sells fruit and veg
Hinuera Playcentre are capitalising on their own resources to raise funds.
President Jennie Redshaw said the centre is home to chickens and pet mice and they’ve always had a vegetable garden. ‘‘We like to encourage the kids to enjoy gardening and to know where their food comes from.’’
With the need to raise more funds, an idea came to fruiton whereby the playcentre will run a fruit and vege stall.
The parents all have access to fruit trees and a wide range of other products. They will even have Christmas plums in time for the festive season and eggs from the centre’s chickens.
Jennie would love the community to pop out and have a look at what the playcentre’s stall is selling. It will be run with an honesty box.
While the centre is hoping to raise funds, they also have an important message. ‘‘We want to promote 5+ a day within the community,’’ Jennie said.
The children are having plenty of fun planting seeds and keeping an eye on the veggie garden.
Funds raised will go towards resources and centre trips. ‘‘Every little bit helps,’’ Jennie said.
Hinuera Playcentre, located between Hinuera School and the Hinuera Bowling Club, is always looking for new members. They are open every week day and hold all day sessions on a Monday. For more information, see the What’s On pages.
Hinuera Playcentre children, from left, Jaxon Smith, 3, Grace Smith, 2, Charlie Redshaw, 4, Quinn McGlashin, 2, and Soloman McGlashin,3, with their fruit and veggie stall.