Even with the threat of horrendous weather, between 9,000 and 10,000 turned out for Toddler Day Out 2015 at The Trusts Arena.
There were lots of busy young minds learning with puzzles, face painting dolls, collage, stories, playing with gloop, weaving, visiting the pink tent, building with natural materials and play dough, bouncing and sliding, dancing and singing.
The event was supported by kauma-tua Papa Fred Holloway, Lady Susan Satyanand, VFW Patron; Penny Hulse, Auckland Deputy Mayor; Carmel Sepuloni, MP for Kelston; Vanessa Neeson, chair of the Henderson-Massey Local Board and Elaine Dyer, Violence Free Waitakere.
Organisers paid tribute to “a great collaborative team” who planned and delivered the event and “our amazing volunteer teens from Massey High Random Acts of Kindness, Henderson High, Liston College and Kelston Girls College, plus adults from Volunteer Auckland”.
The village did indeed turn out to bring up the child and as a proud supporter, The Trusts is privileged to be part of the village.