Here at Crest, we believe everyone should have an enjoyable time with their loved ones at Christmas. This year, we are proudly sponsoring the Special Children’s Christmas Party for 2017 at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Broadmeadow. This event supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organisation who grants ‘wishes’ to ill children.

We recently received a Certificate of Merit from the organisers of the party, to thank us for our support.

Held this year on the 6th of December, the event is held for children with a disability or a chronic illness and their families with the aim of providing a valuable social and networking experience in a fun and safe environment.

Food, drinks, rides, face painting and displays are provided, as well as a stage show with a full program of entertainers. This includes cast members from Neighbours, The Wiggles, as well as magicians, jugglers, fire breathers, dancers and singers.

Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the event – having a photo taken with each child and giving them a small treat. In the Toy Room, each child is given gifts appropriate to their abilities, age and gender.

Almost 30,000 children with special needs and their families attend these parties every year across Australia and New Zealand, and at Crest we are grateful to be able to support and help bring a smile to every child’s face.