For 25 children from the Sunshine Day Care Centre in Sambalthivu, this year will live in their minds as a magical Christmas. The Chef’s Guild of Lanka invited the children to a tea-party organized for them at Hilton Colombo with Santa Claus in attendance.
The Guild which partnered with The Sunshine Charity to make Christmas 2009 very special for the children entertained them with games, Santa and food specially prepared for them by the Hilton chefs.
Supporting the initiative was Lasitha De Alwis, a former student of British School now living in the US. Through his school mate, Tesalia de Saram, a trustee of The Sunshine Charity he reached out to help by funding the visit of the 25 children to Colombo, their accommodation and Christmas gifts, in the spirit of sharing and giving.
The weekend ended with the Sunshine Children participating at the Anglican Cathedral Sunday School’s nativity and carol service. Off they left soon after for Sambalthivu, waving their tiny hands in glee.