YMCA brings Christmas cheer
Christmas will come a little early for three lucky people as a part of Tokoroa YMCA’s new project. This year 20-year-old Jerreau Tonge has worked with the YMCA to bring Christmas cheer to the district.
South Waikato residents can nominate someone to be ‘‘ambushed’’ for the Christmas Cheer Project.
Three nominees will be showered with gifts and the YMCA crew will also do random acts of kindness over December 11 and 12.
Tonge hoped the initiative will bring out more smiles.
‘‘Christmas wasn’t as fun as it used to be. We see it around the Who they are Why they deserve to be ambushed (50 words max)
Five cool things to know about this person or things that inter- community, people are stressed out.’’
The Tokoroa boy at heart is in his first year of university and he came up with the idea earlier this year. He was inspired from a campaign launched by Cadbury last year. As well as the Christmas cheer project Tonge is part of a Youth Foundation Fund to be launched next est them (50 words max)
Write about your experience with this person and why you have nominated them ( 100 words max) Include your contact details You can enter at the YMCA Bridge St office, Tokoroa. year. Profits from a ball held in November will be the start of the endowment fund.
And the ball has already been deemed popular in the community, he said.
‘‘We’ve booked 20 tables. That was our first plan. Now we’re extending it to 28, a lot of people are getting excited and booking.’’