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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Meals on Wheels ‘snaps’ up children’s show opportunity

On Thursday morning, the Edwardstown branch welcomed some cheeky and entertaining characters into its kitchen.

Puppets, Snap (the crocodile) and Tildy, alongside children’s entertainer, Lindi Jane from Snap’s Kakadu Club TV caught up with Edwardstown branch Volunteer Coordinator, Colin to discuss how Meals on Wheels helps the community, how the organisation came about, what is involved as a volunteer and what’s on the menu.

Snap’s Kakadu Club, a children’s show on Channel 44 is aimed at 5-12 year olds – presenting the perfect opportunity to promote meaningful volunteering to younger people.

The volunteers in the kitchen enjoyed being a part of the show, often waving in the background while going about their duties. For many, seeing a crocodile puppet in the kitchen bright and early was quite a sight!

“It was great to learn more about Meals on Wheels SA and encourage the kids of today to look at current and future activities they can do to help the community,” Lindi says.

CEO Sharyn Broer says being approached by Snap’s Kakadu Club was an unexpected but welcomed surprise.

“This was indeed a unique opportunity but one we believed would be a fun and engaging way to share our important work with younger people, and hopefully inspire our next generation of Meals on Wheels volunteers,” she explains.

“We thank Lindi for her energy and enthusiasm of sharing what we do and Colin for his participation in-front of the camera.”

The show is expected to air in May on Channel 44. Stay tuned for more details.