Kids enjoy CCN Christmas party

The girls from the Unity of Christ Educare in Tafelsig.

Cape Community Newspapers, which publishes the Plainsman and its 14 sister papers, hosted its annual Children’s Christmas Party on Friday December 6 at De Waal Park in Oranjezicht, Cape Town.

The parties for children from less privileged communities, is a CCN tradition that goes back about 20 years – and on Friday, 160 children from creches in Tafelsig, New Woodlands, Hanover Park, Khayelitsha and Mfuleni enjoyed the day with CCN staff, six volunteers from the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service and many others who turned out to assist.

The children, who attend Unity in Christ Educare in Tafelsig; Solomon’s Haven in New Woodlands; Nkosiyazi Educare in Khayelitsha; Izibele Educare in Mfuleni; All Saints in Khayelitsha and Little Lighthouse Daycare in Hanover Park, also got to meet Father Christmas who gave them each a gift, and were treated to lunch and snacks.

Among those who sponsored the food and logistics for the party were the City of Cape Town, Fire and Rescue Services, DSTV Mitchell’s Plain Festival, Rozario Brown, KFC, Rohloff Group, Goal Supermarket, The College of Magic, Hip Hip Hooray party entertainment service, Daniel Schmidhauser Master Installation Electrician, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, One Up Cash & Carry, Cape Cookies, Food Lover’s Market, as well as Zee Zee’s Halaal Foods and TRS Events.