Take a bow, Alloura Waters residents

The Alloura Waters Toymakers, Brian Smith, Wayne Peel, David Hobbs, Don Campbell, Richard Barnwell and Don Paviour-Smith.

For more than a decade the residents at Living Choice Alloura Waters have supported the Central Coast Family Support Group with donations of toys for underprivileged children at Christmas. Over the last several months, residents were able to fill the large bin, which was placed in the lounge, with toy donations. Meanwhile, in the workshop, the woodworkers again toiled all year to produce a magnificent range of timber toys for local children in need.

Usually, the toy handover would take place during the Village’s Christmas Party event held at the Davistown RSL & Bowls Club next door. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place on 4th December, this was not possible this year and therefore a small Morning Tea event was held in the community centre instead.

Sarah from Central Coast Family Support attended the handover to receive the toys and expressed her gratitude and thanks for the donations. She gave a short talk on the work of the CCFS which left little doubt that the toys will brighten the day for some local children who would otherwise have a much bleaker Christmas.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 restrictions not only restricted the usual way of presenting the donations but also curtailed the lavish Morning Tea spread.  Due to food handling restrictions they were able to only present plates of “COVID-compliant” sealed packages of biscuits and some chocolates. Maybe next year they can get back to the cream cakes and all that other yummy food. More importantly, well done to Living Alloura Waters resident for brightening up  Christmas for local children.