O’Connor centres teach youngsters about giving


Myla Delaney, Harvey Lewis-Kind and Rafi Beard at Play and Learn.
Picture: Will Russell    |d462755
Myla Delaney, Harvey Lewis-Kind and Rafi Beard at Play and Learn. Picture: Will Russell |d462755

THREE fundraisers have been keeping the children at Play and Learn O’Connor busy as they learn about the importance of helping others.

The centre’s kindergarten children will be recognised this month for their efforts fundraising for SIDS and Kids on Red Nose Day.

The centre has also collected donations for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and the Christmas handbag appeal for homeless women.

Play and Learn O’Connor centre manager Jenny Palmer said they were trying to emphasise to the staff, children and families how important it was to give to someone in need.

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“We want the children who come to Play and Learn to understand that not everyone has a lot of things such as clothing, toys or food,” she said.

“We want giving and helping to come naturally to our children.

“The more exposure to the community and fundraising the children receive at such a young age, the better knowledge, understanding and big hearts they will hopefully have as they mature.”

Donations for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal can be dropped at the centre between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.