Charities benefit from Christmas in the Park

Santa at Christmas in the Park. Supplied image.

Tauranga Christmas in the Park will provide a day of entertainment for the whole family while supporting local charities.

Anika Moa, Ria Hall, Indecisive and The Harmonic Resonators are performing, there is a kids carnival and Santa will be in his grotto for family photos.

Now in its eighth year Christmas in the Park has raised more than $50,000 for charity and seen thousands of non-perishable food items and Christmas presents donated to the Tauranga Food Bank, Homes of Hope and Women’s Refuge.

Entry is a gold coin donation and people are encouraged to bring a gift and non-perishable food items to donate to the Stuff the Bus appeal.

Stuff the Bus is an annual Christmas appeal run by MoreFM and the bus’s last stop will be at Christmas in the Park.

Everything from the bus will be donated to local charities, Street Kai, Shakti Women’s Refuge, Good Neighbour Trust, Women’s Refuge, Homes of Hope and Tauranga Community Foodbank.

One of the Christmas in the Park organisers, Clare Morris says, they are really passionate about creating a community event that everyone can enjoy and also give something back to others.

The Little Big Markets will also be there with products from local artisans and food trucks will ensure no one goes hungry.

Christmas in the Park is at Blake Park on Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 5pm.

More information can be found on the Christmas in the Park Facebook page.

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