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Children shown love on Valentine's Day

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 2:00 AM

Though it was not a celebration for couples, love was in the air just the same at a Valentine's Day treat held at the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew on February 14.

A mixture of food, fun and games ensured the children had the time of their lives, which was the objective of the event, according to director of TEST (Tomorrow's Event, Solutions Today), Stacy-Ann Stoddart.

"It was a lot of headache, and even tears, to put this event together. However, I have no regrets, because the kids are enjoying themselves and, once they are happy, we are happy," she said.

"Persons need to know that Valentine's Day doesn't necessarily have to be celebrated between a man and a woman. Love needs to be strengthened in every kind relationship, especially with those who are less fortunate. I am overjoyed that we went through with the event," she said.

Grace Allen, director of the home, expressed gratitude for the efforts.

"I really appreciate what this group has done today. The children are enjoying themselves and we are truly happy that we still have people who care," Allen told The Gleaner.

"Finance is always a huge issue for us but, despite the struggles, there is always someone or some group who does something to brighten our day and inspire us, and today is no different."