Emerald knits the community together
As part of the Centenary Mandela Day celebrations, Emerald Resort & Casino team members got together to knit over 100 scarves which were donated to kids living with disabilities.
“We invited 100 disabled kids to Animal World zoo for the day where they were entertained and treated to lunch,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun. “Each child received a scarf, all hand knitted by the Emerald team, to keep the chilly wind at bay.”It’s not often that these special children with disabilities are able to spend time exploring and discovering new experiences and animals while being educated at the same time. It was truly heart-warming to see the faces of these little ones enjoy a great day out in the winter sunshine. It seems that the antics of Bubbles and Bok, the resident hippo and goat were still one of the highlights while the new hyena cubs were also a hit.
When they weren’t watching the animals, the children had their faces painted and were kept entertained with colouring in. They’re a pretty talented bunch!“While we have many community and CSI projects on the go throughout the year in the local Vaal community, Mandela Day has always been about the kids, to help and assist in any way that we can.
When the call went out for volunteers to help these kids, we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of team members that put themselves forward and I’m extremely proud of what team Emerald has done this Mandela Day,” concludes Tanuja. “A lot of people volunteered to entertain and assist these wonderful children for the day, not to mention all the colourful scarves they produced to keep everyone warm.”To view Resort promotions, events and more, visitors to Emerald Resort & Casino are encouraged to stay close to the Resort’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information.
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