On 29 April 2006, Eden Handicap Service Centre organised a barbeque fellowship for about 80 disabled from the community. This include the physically disabled, mentally challenged disabled and disabled children. It was a day filled with laughter and fun. The barbeque started at 6:30pm with sing-along and clapping and singing.
There were about 20 volunteers, each helping out in the serving, barbequing, washing up, helping the disabled and preparing the food. We can see the joy in them as they served the disabled. The volunteers came as early as 5:00pm to prepare the food for the barbeque and getting them ready to be served.
Various contests were lined up for the disabled to participate such as drinking cola-cola, barbequing chicken. To our surprise, many disabled volunteered to participate. There was excitement and joy as for some this was their first time participating in such an event. From their faces, we can see their enthusiasm. They enjoyed every minute of barbequing the food without knowing that time passes by very fast. The majority of them raised their hands wanting to participate but only 20 could participate. For some, it was their first time attending a barbeque and getting to do the barbequing by themselves. There were also contests held, including a coke-drinking competition. Prizes were given away to the winners.
Guests at the barbeque.
Selecting the barbeque winners.
Winner of the coke-drinking contest receives the prize.
Sing-along session with Bertie Tye, Eden General Manager.
Volunteers at work.