Newcastle Winter Festival team reaches out to less-fortunate

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The Newcastle Winter Festival is the biggest community-orientated event within Newcastle. From delicious foods, live entertainment, various stalls to fun-filled rides, the Winter Festival has it all.

However, while the Winter Festival is a highlight on Newcastle’s social calendar; the event offers more than mere entertainment.

It is a project which strives to make a positive impact on the Newcastle community. An initiative which sees a substantial amount of its profits going to charitable causes within the town.

While donating monies to charitable causes in June, the Winter Festival committee continues with its mission in reaching out to the less fortunate.

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With the festive season approaching at a rapid pace, the Winter Festival is running a Christmas Gift project. Spearheaded by Samantha Gouws, the initiative will see the Winter Festival team creating a festive spirit for 94 less-fortunate children.

“This forms part of the Winter Festival 2019 projects, where we hand out gift boxes to children. This is a way for us to give back to the community,” Samantha explains.

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Samantha Gouws of the Winter Festival team with Lindy Jang of the Tzu Chi Foundation.

As the Winter Festival team prepares to reach out to the less fortunate children of the community, the Tzu Chi Foundation found out about the project and has contributed rice to the cause. This will be distributed among less-fortunate families.

Elmar Gouws of the Winter Festival committee extends a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has made the donations possible.

“We want to thank the community for supporting the Winter Festival, as well as all the sponsors, for making all of this possible.”

Well done to the team for spreading festive joy this holiday season.

Those wishing to contribute to the Festive Gift Box initiative; can contact Samantha Gouw on 054 313 2186.

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