Half Moon brings Christmas cheer to SOS Children's Village

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Half Moon staff members brought early Christmas cheer to the children residing at SOS Children's Village in Barrett Town, St James, when they hosted their fourth annual Christmas treat at the facility recently.

The Half Moon team treated the SOS children to lunch prepared by the hotel's chefs and a range of games and activities, from face painting to magic tricks.

Santa Claus, who was the highlight of the day for the children, distributed gifts and goodies, and gave hugs and a listening ear for Christmas gift requests.

“We are grateful,” said SOS Children's Village director Ray Anthony. “Half Moon has been a wonderful sponsor to us. We welcome this initiative to treat the children.”

Shernette Crichton, director of resort operations at Half Moon, stated that the hotel has sponsored a home at SOS and its eight residents since 1972.

This, she said, is done through monthly cheques towards the maintenance of the home, totalling just over $2.1 million this year.

“We also do the “Pack for a Purpose” programme, where guests are invited to bring school supplies and other needed items when they're coming for their stay, so these items get included in our donations,” Crichton added.

“Christmas is a time of bonding, so we do this treat for all the children at the village. We want to play our part in giving love at this time of year by creating a sense of family for the children.”

The Christmas treat is an initiative of the Half Moon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the hotel.

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