Fun day a first for many All Saints kids

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SPECIAL TREAT: The children from All Saints Day Care having a ball at Pinecreek Restaurant and Farm Stall’s play park on Valentine’s Day Picture: THANDEKA NTLONTI

ALL Saints Day Care tots were over the moon when they arrived at Pinecreek Restaurant and Farmstall for their fun and sports day last Tuesday.

Despite the gloomy weather, they were all dressed brightly in red and white in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

The school’s founder and principal Patricia Smith established All Saints three years ago because of her passion and love for children.

The site on which the day care is located, a former dumpsite, has been transformed into a happy place for more than 100 children.

Most of the children have never been to a place such as Pinecreek Restaurant, and many, from very needy backgrounds, might not get the chance again.

“Bringing these kids to Pinecreek was such a great idea.

Not many of them have had the opportunity to experience such beautiful and open playing facilities. It makes me happy to see them excited and enjoying themselves,” Smith said.

The day care’s head of department Delisha Delaney said that during the years she had worked at the centre, she had seen much improvement, and hoped for more.

She also hoped for other creches and the community to get more involved and work hand in hand.

With preparations of building an astro turf for the community at the school premises in full swing, Smith is determined to take her day care to greater heights.

Kiddies’ party planner and events coordinator Morne Claassen Pinecreek said: “We are blessed that we are able to provide a facility for these small kids from underprivileged areas to come and enjoy themselves.

“For me, I have great pleasure when I see 100 kids running around.

“I am glad the owner of Pinecreek was able to build a facility like this for small children.”

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