Three hundred children from Ottery were treated to a kwaai Christmas Party on Saturday where they got close to reptiles.
Reynard Williams from The Classics Mini Club says they teamed up with Mini Club CPT and Ottery Community Action Network (CAN) to give the laaities an early Christmas.
“With a difficult 2020 experienced by many in the Western Cape, it’s always easy to forget about the kids,” he says.
“Knowing that the sight of the cars normally puts a smile on the faces of those young and old, the Classics Mini Club wanted to help where there was a massive need.
“We enlisted the help of members of other clubs like the Mini Club CPT and Cape Town Mini Owners Club.
“The Ottery Community Action Network then sprang into action and arranged the facilities at the Lotus River High School, gathering approximately 300 kids from the local flats off Hector Street.
“To add to the festive cheer, everyone received Santa hats.”
Bjorn Unger from Reptile Garden presented an educational reptile show showcasing the Cape Cobra, boomslang, brown house snake and water monitors.
“Everyone was enthralled by his presentation with many laying eyes on these creatures in the flesh for the first time,” adds Reynard.
“At the end, the kids were treated with party packs filled with sweet treats and toys.
“If there are more communities who would like us to do a car show at their Christmas parties, please contact us on our Facebook page, The Classics Mini Club,” he says.