Press Release



For immediate release. No embargo. Contact Person : Ngozi . 0274943500


Christmas can be a time of loneliness for those who don’t have family or loved ones around to call upon for something as simple as having a cup of tea together or having enough money in the bank to budget for groceries and gifts for the little ones.


Mata of Hope was brave enough to ask the question, how can we make Christmas less lonely and provide a place where people can meet others in the community in an open friendly environment? From that came the birth of Mata Of Hope Christmas Day picnic.


After a successful and well attended Christmas Day Picnic in 2017, Mata of Hope is back with another event planned for December 25 at Greenslade Reserve Park in Northcote, Auckland.  


This year’s event will feature Entertainment, Games, Gifts for children and Raffles. The community pulled together to sponsor, donate and take some time out to supply entertainment out of goodwill. “We really could not have pulled this one through without all the support we have received to date” says one of the organisation members.  The picnic is alcohol-free. Even though there will be some nibbles and hydration supplied on the day, we encourage people to bring their own picnic, mats and remember to slip, slop, slap.


Mata of Hope was approved as a charitable organisation in 2017 to support New Zealand children and families of African heritage in ways that are culturally sympathetic, support healthy safe homes and the development of positive social connections.


Their work does not just stop at supporting Africans but working collaboratively with other organisation in the wider community.


Mata of Hope invites anybody and everybody to spare a few hours of their day on December 25 from 2pm to 6pm to join in on the fun festivities lined up for the community. They also invite the wider community to support through donations, sponsorship or joining their team of volunteers in hope of a far better future for all. Everyone deserves to experience and live a good life.


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Charity invites anyone feeling lonely or sad to Christmas Day picnic