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Scores fêted at Christmas treats

Published:Monday | December 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Young Oshane Taylor gets a brief lesson on horsemanship from Constable Lemuel Reid, of the Mounted Troop Police Divison, during a Christmas treat for the children of Olympic Gardens, St. Andrew, held on the weekend.
One of the scores of children, who were feted at the annual Angel of Hope Christmas treat, held at Kings House on Friday, is greeted by "Santa".
Posing as 'Santa', Constable Jermaine Harris of the Mounted Troop Division, entertrained and feted children of the Olympic Gardens community, during a Christmas treat held on the weekend.
Brand Manager for Magnum Tonic Wine, Mark Telfer, dressed as Santa Claus, embraces the delighted children at J. Wray & Nephew's annual Christmas Treat held recently on the lawns of the company’s 234 Spanish Town Road offices. As part of ongoing activities for JWN’s 190th Anniversary Celebration, this year's treat had a total of 711 children from 11 schools within the Seaview Gardens, Waterhouse and Riverton City communities.

The Christmas season provides an opportunity for organisations and individuals to spread cheer and give back. Christmas treats have become one of the most enduring aspects of corporate social responsibility displayed by many companies and social groups.

Christmas treats not only bring the joy of Christmas to its beneficiaries, but also increase goodwill and teamwork among the people who organise them. It reminds us that sharing with others not only improves their lives, but also ours. With the plethora of Christmas treats bringing cheer to the less fortunate during this season, The Gleaner captured heart-warming moments from a selection of these.