Room to wiggle

15 January 2019|Community News| Off Comments off on Room to wiggle|

IT was a childhood dream come true for children from Kennerley Children’s Homes and Glenorchy City Council’s Child Care Connections when they were gifted free passes to the Wiggles concert – just in time for Christmas.

The roof of the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC) was nearly lifted off with the noise of thousands of excited small Wiggles fans belting out their favourite songs.

DEC venue manager Renee Brown said she donated 70 concert tickets to Kennerley Children’s Homes and Child Care Connections.

She said the management team wanted to give the children who would not normally be given the chance to see such a concert.

“We wanted to think outside the square,” she said.

“In terms of Child Care Connections, it was about reaching the community of Glenorchy and for the Kennerley children, it was looking for a local charity that does not have the exposure of others.

“While there are so many deserving children’s charity groups out there, we wanted to support a lesser known one.”

Child Care Connections manager Kate Whitbread said the 40 children were “extremely excited” with one group being surprised on the morning.

“The educators kept it a secret and announced to the children they were doing something special that day and they were going to the Wiggles,” she said.

“The children drove to the Wiggles on a blue bus, although one youngster was very annoyed that the bus wasn’t yellow.

“They waited patiently, but as soon as the music started there was so much excitement with lots of jumping, singing, dancing and looks of amazement.

“Some of our children had never been to a concert due to families having more than one child, which makes it very expensive at Christmas time.

“It was heart-warming watching their reactions and that they were at the concert with their friends.”

Charles said the Red Wiggle, Simon, high fived him.

Davina said she “had so much fun” and that it was “the best ever.”

Caption: Four-year-olds, from left, Taylor Cripps, Cooper Chaffey, Daisy Holborow, Louis Perrett and Florence Perrett get ready to attend their very first Wiggles concert.

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