A group of children aged six to 15 years old from Marsh Memorial safe haven enjoyed a morning of laughter and icy fun with GrandWest staff volunteers at The Ice Station, GrandWest on 12 April 2017. The outing, a staff initiative organised by GrandWest’s Social Economic Development Department and assisted by volunteer staff from GrandWest was a rare opportunity for the children to unleash their creativity with a Snowman Building competition and enjoy unprecedented Easter fun.
Eight teams on the day competed to build snowmen, with each team consisting of three youths and two GrandWest volunteer staff. Judging took place at 11h30 and prizes for first, second and third place were awarded in the form of Easter chocolate goodies. Each child that participated received a goodie bag with gloves, a scarf and a beanie for winter. After their icy escapades, the children were treated to lunch at Burger King, courtesy of GrandWest.
Previously known as an orphanage, Marsh Memorial, established in 1901 by Reverend T Marsh, is now is a safe haven for any child between the ages of 5-18 years old, who is in need of a place of safety. Marsh Memorial is able to house 60 children where their basic needs are seen to with the support of trained childcare workers.