Hero­ism will help Plun­ket mis­sion

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Heather McCracken

Su­per­heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

A pi­rate, a mer­maid, an in­sect and a chicken were at Mt Eden day care cen­tre Step­ping Stones last week to pro­mote Plun­ket’s ap­peal week.

Be a Su­per­hero for Un­der Fives is the theme for the an­nual ap­peal from Oc­to­ber 13.

Har­ri­son King, who turns five next week, was a blue-haired chicken with spe­cial pow­ers: “I can cluck and I can fly.”

Mt Eden Plun­ket pres­i­dent Sue King says preschools and day­care cen­tres are in­vited to adopt the su­per­hero theme for a day.

Chil­dren dress up and bring a gold coin do­na­tion for Plun­ket. All money raised will go to­wards help­ing lo­cal fam­i­lies.

“Last year we made over $9000, and we’re hop­ing to raise at least $15,000 this year,” Ms King says. Money also goes to sup­port the Land­scape Rd fam­ily cen­tre.

A jum­ble sale is also be­ing held on Oc­to­ber 18 at Greyfri­ars Church, Mt Eden Rd.

Do­na­tions for the sale are needed, and can be dropped off at the Plun­ket rooms, 518 Do­min­ion Rd, or the ANZ Eden Quar­ter.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Up, up and away: Su­per­heros line up for Plun­ket at Step­ping Stones day care in Mt Eden. From left: Har­ri­son King, Breearne Illing, Priscilla Huang, Pa­trick Shep­herd, La­ga­fuaina Jensen, Barn­aby Wil­liams and Reuben Wil­liams.

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