Children give toys to needy

Delys Barry from Santa's Workshop with the children and some of their toys.
Delys Barry from Santa's Workshop with the children and some of their toys.

Each child donated a toy no longer played with to Santa’s Workshop, a voluntary group based in Cannington, which refurbishes toys for needy families.

The toy giving was part of the children’s Christmas concert, organised by family centre co-ordinator Alison Kindred and teachers Claire Laverick and Jane Copeland.

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation recently received a $280,000 Lotterywest grant for building renovations at the centre.

Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell presented the cheque to centre staff.

‘We are excited as it is a very busy centre,’ Ms Kindred said.

‘We have 100 children attending the Meerilinga early learning program, playgroups every day and community access at weekends for birthday parties.

‘This money is much appreciated.’