Easter fun and games

Hands of Hope volunteers entertain New Woodlands children.

New Woodlands children were in for a treat when Hands of Hope hosted an Easter egg hunt with games and festivities at Central Park.

Their grandparents also came out to cheer for them as they participated in relay races, sports and games on Saturday April 3.

Resident Vivienne Scheepers said the children brought their competitive streak and their “A-game”.

Local community organisation Hands of Hope, sponsored by friends, neighbours and colleagues, to those living close to the park, joined funds to host the fun day.

“We needed the activities to get them outside and keep them busy.

“They were excited when UTP (Unchain The Plain) came to drop off sports equipment at the event and other goodies,” she said.

Children leap over hoola hoops.

Non-profit organisation UTP has 12 champions, who help the community play sport, collect and distribute sports equipment to primary schools and other organisations.

“We want to thank everyone involved and the sponsors involved for making this event possible.

“We hope to continue this tradition in years to come,” she said.

Participants hand over the baton in relay race.

Ms Scheepers said they were also motivated by the needs of the children in their community. They serve breakfast to children in the area every Saturday.

“For some of the kids that is the only meal they get for the day,” she said.

For information about Hands of Hope and to donate call Ms Scheepers on 072 410 4350.