Lit­tle Christ­mas well-wish­ers

Hastings Leader - - News -

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.

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