On Thursday 1 December, we hosted our ‘Community Christmas party’. This was our opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ to all those who support us during the year.
This event was a true reflection of the Challenge 2000 community. We had people join us from far and wide for the occasion – we had our special guests from the Whanganui Awa school, long-time Challenge 2000 supporters, young people involved in our various programmes, as well as friends and colleagues from the Johnsonville & greater Wellington communities.
This year was really special in that we had a number of people visiting our premises for the first time. To help everyone get to know us (and each other) a little better, we had a quiz, one our fabulous social workers sang a few Christmas Carols, and one of our very talented young people kindly offered to display his amazing graffiti art for the occasion! We also had fun and games for the children with a piñata, making Christmas tree decorations, and the obligatory game of touch rugby in the backyard!