Xmas sur­prises for fam­i­lies Ra­dio plays Santa to four lo­cal fam­i­lies

Stratford Press - - Year In Review - By ILONA HANNE

Emma Helleur and the team at The Hits Taranaki have been busy this week, play­ing Santa to four de­serv­ing Taranaki fam­i­lies.

Emma says she and the team wanted to do some­thing to sup­port some of the fam­i­lies in our re­gion for whom Christ­mas is go­ing to be hard this year.

Emma put out an ap­peal for peo­ple to nom­i­nate de­serv­ing fam­i­lies and was over­whelmed by the re­sponse.

“Read­ing all the nom­i­na­tions was cer­tainly heart­break­ing at times, some peo­ple have gone through so much this year, and we re­ally do send our love and best wishes to any­one who is find­ing Christ­mas hard this year.”

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of some lo­cal busi­nesses, Emma and the team have been able to make a very real dif­fer­ence in four homes this year.

On Mon­day and Tues­day this week, Emma and the team sur­prised two of the win­ners with a Christ­mas de­liv­ery, in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing a fam­ily could need for Christ­mas, from presents for the kids and adults to food for the Christ­mas day meal right down to a pavlova. The Hits Taranaki Santa Sur­prise team worked hard to put smiles back on faces.

The team is out again to­mor­row and Thurs­day sur­pris­ing the last two fam­i­lies. Watch the live feeds of each visit on The Hits Taranaki Face­book page.

■ Emma Helleur is The Hits Taranaki day an­nouncer. Tune in on week­days, 9am to 3pm on

90FM. She is on air this week, then takes a break for Christ­mas, re­turn­ing to the air­waves on Mon­day, Jan­uary 14.

Tune in for lots more great pro­mo­tions in the new year, and fol­low the show on Face­book and In­sta­gram for even more ways to win.

Emma Helleur (sec­ond from right) with Kate Goodin (sec­ond from left), the first of the four peo­ple to be sur­prised with a visit from The Hits Taranaki Santa Sur­prise team.

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