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Firm shares the joy

Shayal Devi
Thursday, December 19, 2013

DESPITE suffering recently from a fire that destroyed a warehouse, a Lautoka hardware company has decided to put a smile on the faces of children this festive season.

Reddy Dimond Group of Companies officials said they wanted to help children experience newer forms of Christmas decorations.

Shirlyn Reddy, wife of the company's managing director, planned the project two years ago.

"I wanted to help the underprivileged who never get a chance to travel overseas," she said.

"We have just got decorations and lights shipped in from New Zealand for this special occasion."

She said the displays could be viewed free.

"We had planned for the event to be way bigger but we had to cut short because of the fire.

"We had plans of building a castle and everything but the project was halted due to the warehouse fire.

"Now, we have decorations inside the shop."

The unique decorations, which feature depictions of the birth of Jesus Christ, has drawn a lot of attention.

"There have been a lot of surprised people because most of them haven't seen anything like it.

"We just want people to come and enjoy the spirit of Christmas and for children to enjoy the festivities.

"To see the joy in their face is unreal and with the inclusion of things like the snow machines, they are very excited."

The decorations will be on display until Christmas Eve and are open from 7pm to 10pm on Walu St and on Marine Drive.