Maitland Park to be transformed into a Festive Fun Land by Hume Community Housing

Hume Community Housing

Maitland Park to be transformed into a Festive Fun Land by

Hume Community Housing

Maitland Park, Maitland Wednesday 13 December 2023 4pm-6pm

Hume Community Housing is hosting a fabulous end of year celebration, a welcome opportunity to brighten the lives of hundreds of Hume customers and their families in what has been one of the toughest years on record.

The free event will be hosted in Maitland Park, Maitland Wednesday 13 December 2023, 4pm – 6pm and is an opportunity to embrace Hume’s Maitland community with an afternoon of live music, fun activities, and games as well as a BBQ hosted by the Rotary Club of Rutherford Telarah.

Hume’s CEO Brad Braithwaite is hoping the festivities will be a welcome respite from what has been a very tough year for many battling a rental crisis and cost-of living challenges. Hume have supported hundreds of local people into homes this year, many coming from homelessness or precarious unstable or unsafe accommodation.

Mr Braithwaite will lead the proceedings, welcoming Member for Maitland and Minister for Roads and Transport the Hon. Jenny Aitchison, Maitland’s Mayor Philip Penfold as well as a special guest appearance by the big man in red – Santa Claus.

“We’ve worked very hard to support a growing number of vulnerable people in the Hunter to both secure and maintain their tenancies and we want to acknowledge the resilience and strength of our wonderful customers. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and experience joy at this time of year. We are welcoming our customers to celebrate with us, knowing they are a part of a very supportive and caring community,” said Mr Braithwaite.

The event will feature lots of fun activities including decoration and bauble making, mini-Olympic games, face painting, seedling gifts and a photo booth thanks to Hume’s support partners including:

Youth Off the Streets

Carrie’s Place

Opportunity Pathways

Slow Food Hunter Valley

ATWEA College

Maitland Family Support

Maitland Council

Fire and Rescue NSW

According to Mr Braithwaite, Hume are expecting a mammoth turnout. “This is a time of year when people are under a lot of stress and feeling the financial and emotional pressures that comes with the holiday season. Loneliness and isolation also take their toll, so we are looking forward to bringing some good cheer and smiles to the faces of our community.”

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