Christmas can be a difficult time of year for some. Hands of Hope and Hope Gold Coast endeavoured to make Christmas a little bit more special in the community this year.

Themed ‘Simply Christmas‘, Christmas 4 Kids (Gold Coast edition) was held on Saturday, 13 December 2014. Christmas 4 Kids is Hands of Hope’s flagship event that has been running for over 15 years in the south-western suburbs of Brisbane; this is the first year of it coming down to the Gold Coast!

It was a day filled with Christmas cheer as over 100 people attended and participated the event. Over 60 children and families gathered around the enchanting tents of face painting, jumping castle and children’s games. Several hampers stocked full of household goods, treats and groceries to help fill the cupboards of many families, given out through lucky draws, were thoroughly enjoyed as well.

We also welcomed the partnership of YWAM on the Gold Coast. They brought a vibrant team and Christmas music to add on to the fun and Christmas cheer. A scrumptious sausage sizzle, chocolate brownies, cupcakes and Christmas treaties galore filled the tummies of hungry children and parents during the course of the day.