Little Christmas well-wishers
Hastings organisations were in for a treat last week when Waiapu Kids St Matthew’s dressed up in their branded high-vis and Santa hats to wish them a merry Christmas.
Choices ECE, Hastings Fire Station, Hastings St John — where they bumped into MP Lawrence Yule, who filmed it and has it on his Facebook page — Hastings Police Station, Dementia Hawke’s Bay Chatham Club, St Luke’s Church in Havelock North, and Hastings SPCA were all visited by the group.
“There were some very happy people but a number of tired tamariki by the end of the day,” says staff member Rebecca Ashcroft.
The repertoire consisted of Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer, and a couple of other goodies, Rebecca says. At the SPCA, the tamariki donated blankets, kai for the animals, and newspaper which they are always in need of.
“A very friendly Boris joined the tamariki to show some canine love, and April from the SPCA was very grateful for the donation.” Waiapu Kids St Matthew’s is a service of Anglican Care Waiapu, a social service provider in Hawke’s Bay, Tairawhiti, and Bay of Plenty.
Waiapu Kids St Matthew’s bringing Christmas cheer to Choices ECE.