Christmas is for the children

Tatler reporter/sub-editor Tauriq Hassen braved the 30 degree summer heat in a fleece Santa suit at Cape Community Newspapers annual end-of-year educare Christmas party. He is pictured here with Lexi Zeelie, from Ronnies Daycare.

Cape Community Newspapers (CCN), which publishes Tatler and its sister titles, held a Christmas party for four educares at Maynardville park in Wynberg on Friday December 8. The children were entertained by the College of Magic, in Claremont, and Father Christmas (aka Tatler reporter/sub-editor Tauriq Hassen). The beneficiaries of the party were Ralu’s Educare, from Rocklands; Precious Little Angels Educare, from Retreat; Inkwenkwezi Educare, from Gugulethu; and Ronnie’s Daycare, from Brooklyn.

CCN editor Chantel Erfort said sponsors had donated generously to ensure that this year’s children’s Christmas party was extra special.

“Our annual children’s Christmas party is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to the communities we serve, and treat children who come from less privileged backgrounds, to a very special day.

“This year we had jumping castles, rides, party packs, a delicious lunch for each child and a special visit from Father Christmas.

“All this was thanks to businesses like 1Up Cash and Carry, Pizza Hut, Black Ball Rentertainment, Food Lover’s Market and the College of Magic who gave generously to this year’s event. A special treat for each child was the gift each and every one of them went home with, sponsored by Toys R Us.

“We all went home exhausted but with full hearts, knowing we had made a small difference in the lives of the children we hosted.”