FEEDING THE LEGENDS: Special Children’s Christmas Party & Extravaganza

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Every month we shout burgers to the legends among us who give back to their community or help people in need.

As we celebrate the festive season, we wanted to showcase a special organisation that makes a difference in the lives of Special Needs Children from communities nationwide.

This month, we caught up with the team at Special Children's Events (also known as SC Events), who organise the annual Special Children's Christmas Parties nationwide and the mid-year Special Children's Extravaganza in Taranaki.

The events are dedicated to giving special Kiwi children aged 0 - 12, their families, and caregivers, a spectacular day to remember, and helps put big smiles on thousands of children's faces and gives them a day many of them don't normally receive, but one that they truly deserve.

The Special Children's Christmas Parties and the Special Children's Extravaganza collaborates annually with hundreds of charities in each area (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Taranaki and Hawkes Bay), and they nominate children they work with to attend these events. The events are a coming together of generous supporting businesses and a wide ranging group of children, with in excess of 10,000 kids across the country in any given year. 

To help bring these events to life, SC Events work alongside the support of various organisations like Starship and Child Cancer Foundation plus many other charities, schools, community groups and churches. Even BurgerFuel franchisee's have been regular supporters of the nationwide events including Malte and Stephan from our Spitfire Square store, Matt from Mount Eden, and Mark from Mount Wellington.

The recent Special Children's Christmas Parties across the country saw children and their families enjoy a day of mind-boggling array of rides, activities, dress up characters, animals and gifts, including a stage running throughout the day with various dance and music groups sourced from local communities. Santa also made his appearance drawing queues of children waiting to meet Santa to share their Christmas lists and wishes. Plus to end the day, every child had the opportunity to make their way through the toy cave to receive gifts tailored to their age and ability.

2021 has brought its fair share of challenges, but with the wide ranging support from charities, ongoing long term volunteers, and sponsors, the Special Children's Christmas Parties still continued to celebrate the kids with their nationwide events (with Auckland running a slightly smaller event offering a click and collect drive through option with gifts for the kids), and even Santa still made an appearance, face mask and all!

To say thanks to the SC Events team, we'll be fuelling the team with BurgerFuel for making a difference in the lives of Special Needs Children from our community!

Make sure your following @specialchildrenschristmasparty on IG, and check out their website sccpnz.co.nz for more information.