Heroism will help Plunket mission
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.
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.