The Pam Golding Properties St Francis Bay sponsored a Teddy Bear Christmas party for kids at Balobi Disney Creche was a huge success on Friday. One of the classrooms was beautifully decorated by Colleen Mutch and Pam Donnelly who also put together all the shoe-boxes with an assortment of small gifts including a toothbrush, toothpaste, a tee shirt and sweets. Thanks to all those who generously donated Teddy Bears for each and every child received a Teddy for Christmas thanks to your generosity and Jennie Manser of Pam Golding had her hands full allocating a teddy to each shoe-box. Well done to all three ladies for ensuring the gift giving went off without a hitch.

All the kids were kept away from  where the gifts were to given to them until the last moment and the looks on their faces as they entered the classroom was enough to bring a tear to the eye. Wide-eyed wonderment, bewilderment!   There is little doubt that principal, Charlotte Visagie, her daughter Natasha and Charlotte’s helpers at the crèche have taught these little one’s well for they so well behaved as they quietly took their places in front of the Christmas tree and piles of gifts.

They must have been chomping at the bit to get their tiny hands on all that adorned the room but they waited patiently and then enthusiastically joined in the singing orchestrated initially by Charlotte and then by Colleen. After a short speech by Pam Golding St Francis Bay’s Richard Arderne and Charlotte repeating that they were not to open their shoe-boxes until after everyone had been given their gifts it was finally gift time. Amazingly, and appreciate these are kids between the ages of two and five, not a single child opened their shoe-box until the end.

There is no need to write further on how the gifts were received for the photo gallery below tells it’s very own story.

After the gift giving the children were treated to cakes generously donated by Calibre Security. A lovely morning and a big thank you to all of who donated Teddy Bears, and other goodies, to make this such a successful day  in bringing joy to these little ones. St Francis is truly a caring community!