IN CELEBRATION of the Easter school holidays, the East London Zoo and James Pearce Park were was abuzz on Saturday with fun-filled activities catering for families. that catered for families on Easter Saturday.
Angeline Wheeler, manager of Friends of the East London Zoo, a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that is aimed at raising funds and awareness about the zoo, said that Gonubie SUPERSPAR, golfers and friends sponsored the Easter event held at the zoo.
“The main aim of the event is just to have some fun and to bring all the family down to the zoo in celebration of Easter,” said Wheeler said.
The children were given the task to “hunt” for animals and for each animal they found they were given Easter eggs or sweets as a prize.
Donna Priem and son, Liam, were part of the fun.
“It’s our second time coming. We enjoy it. It is perfect to spend time with the kids for the fun and the excitement,” Priem said.
Another exciting family Easter activity was held at James Pearce Park.
The event was organised by Scripture Union Amatola, a registered NPO that works in 13 schools in Mdantsane and in East London suburbs, running government-approved life skills courses, camps and holiday clubs, as well as school Christian groups and Christian holiday clubs and camps.
“We planned an Easter egg hunt for children and families in order to acknowledge the real reason why we celebrate Easter each year,” said Scripture Union fundraising coordinator Tracey du Plessis. , the
Fundraising Coordinator at Scripture Union.
Tasmin Naidoo said she joined her aunt and mom in what was a “fun event”.
Regional director for Scripture Union Amatola, Matthew Tarboton said: “Our fieldworkers also run activities such as homework,”.