Sunday, November 27, 2011

A summer Christmas in Auckland New Zealand.

Christmas at Rocket Park, organised by Mt Albert Baptist Church.

We raised money for Plunket. I was glad to see my favourite Plunket nurse, Jane.
I was busy giving out Goodie bags, so I spoke to Jane briefly.

We sold coffee to build a well in Thailand.

Summer means sand and beach. This bouncy castle depicts one at the beach. Free bouncing is a hit with little children.

Face painting, I had to get Gloria to stand where the sun was good for the photo. She was very patient until her friends went away.

Here is Albert, the team leader of the ESOL students and Chinese Fellowship volunteers. He is standing with Eric and Mary Regondi, our newest ESOL students from Argentina. Behind them is our personalised Christmas tree. I want to thank Tom Lovatt and Kuda from Zimbawi who took a lot of time to make the tree behind my personalised tree. Sorry you couldn't see a green band with Pasifika theme and red bow. This was to tell the 30 or so volunteers where we would assemble. We had a picnic. Asian picnics are done in style and a big way. We had sushi, fried noodles, friend rice, dumplings. Pity I did not think of taking photos.

The lovely Jessica Lovatt, Tom's sister.


Ginny Hartzler said...

It looks like fun was had by all, and for a good cause. The face painter was an expert!

Lew said...

Looks like a grand way to celebrate and raise money for a good cause! We had a quiet Thanksgiving here this year. The grandsons are coming for Christmas.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a wonderful event and a fun way to raise money. Great post and photos. Ann, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Ensurai said...

Truly Joy to the World!! So many different nationalities..and all united in love!!

SandyCarlson said...

What a completely wonderful way to fill time and make it meaningful. You are an inspiration!