Summer Family Picnic
Sunday: January 3 2021.
Kaitoki Park, Upper Hutt, Wellington.
A Summer Family Picnic was organised by the Lower Hutt Muslimah
Committee to get together before the year begins.
It was a great opportunity for families to come together to have a BBQ, and
free sausages were provided. Approximately 150 people arrived, and
although there was worry about the weather and some light showers, it
turned out to be a beautiful day. Some sausages were kindly donated by
the Lower Hutt Halal butcher.
The day was a great chance for children to come to the park and join other
families in Kaitoki Park, the park was filled with families having fun,
camping, and enjoying lunch.
The response was very positive from families, with some feedback after the
event advising that the children had a great time and it was an occasion to
leave the house for one last time over the Summer holidays! There was
one person that mentioned they had saved the date two months in advance
which is encouraging and shows how important these social family
Brother Salahuldeen Saldin prepared games for the children and adults,
and was great fun by all involved, as well as spectators. Some families sat
together, others went for a walk along the crystal clear river, and others had
tea and cake after their lunch. Some families brought their own soccer balls
and games from home, and it was a beautiful sight to see families sitting on
their own picnic mat, laughing, and sharing stories. We had families travel
from Kilbernie and Wellington coming into Upper Hutt to share in the fun.
LHMC team hopes to organise similar family outings to encourage us to
come together as a community in the future.