Businesses turn on treat for needy kids

About 1500 unfortunate kids in Port Moresby were treated to a Christmas feast today at Kone Oval, Port Moresby.

The feast of food and sweets included roasted chicken, hot dogs, bread and items like twisties, cakes, lollies and drinks.

The feast was organised by the Royal Papua Yacht Club and the National Gaming and Control Board and supported by business houses in the city to the  tune of K60,000 in cash and kind.

The Prime Minister Peter Neill Foundation also chipped in K10,000 towards the feast.

Before the meal, the kids had fun together playing ball games and dance competitions that kept them busy.

The kids mainly came from settlements and were aged between  1-13 years old so they had their parents or guardians with them.

The kids were also excited to meet  the SP PNG Hunters players who gave a helping hand, serving the kids alongside volunteers and the Chinese community.

Organiser Sue Exton said the event was a success for the second year with 16 business houses and individuals involved.

She said it was a great way for business houses to give back to the community during the festive period.

Quintina Naime