Help war-torn refugees

Scarborough Baptist Church's Chad Power and Anja Wolvaardt in costume. Picture: Marcus Whisson 410755
Scarborough Baptist Church's Chad Power and Anja Wolvaardt in costume. Picture: Marcus Whisson 410755

To help make a difference to the lives of those refugees, the Scarborough Baptist Church will be holding a fundraising initiative ” Carnival for the Crisis ” on Saturday, November 23, to raise money for World Vision’s Syrian Emergency Appeal.

Associate pastor Chad Power said the carnival will include a host of entertainment for the whole family, with a magic show, an animal petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, a mechanical surfboard, two-man gyroscope, as well as a host of competitions and games.

‘What’s happening in Syria is a horrific thing ” more than two million people are doing what they can to get out of the country and away from the brutal conflict,’ Mr Power said.

‘Three quarters of the people are women and children and to know that we can put on this event and do something with what we have is pretty special,’ he said.

All proceeds raised from the carnival will go directly towards the Syrian Emergency Appeal.

Students from the church’s out of school hours care group have been selling chocolates to help fund some of the rides and events on the day and so far have raised more than $1200.

‘The kids have been really gripped by the idea that they can do something practical to get this carnival off the ground and, in doing so, help people that are so far away,’ Mr Power said.

Details
WHERE: Corner of Westview St and
Brighton Rd, Scarborough
WHEN: Saturday, November
23, 11am to 3pm.
COST: $10 per person or a
family pass, two adults and
two children is $30. Two years
old and under free.