Send kids on a cruise

Auckland City Harbour News - - OPINION -

Do you know a child who needs a bit of a lift?

The Mad Butcher and Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers Com­mu­nity Trust has teamed up with The Red Boats char­ter company to give 30 chil­dren and their care­givers a free three­hour har­bour cruise on Novem­ber 23.

Trust chair­man David Penny says the in­au­gu­ral 2013 cruise was a huge suc­cess.

‘‘Gen­er­ous man­age­ment from The Red Boats ap­proached us with this idea and did ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to make sure th­ese chil­dren got the op­por­tu­nity of a lifetime,’’ he says. ‘‘Some of th­ese chil­dren had never been on a boat be­fore and got a huge thrill out of it.’’

The Auck­land City Har­bour News is ask­ing read­ers to nom­i­nate young­sters for this year’s spe­cial trip and tell us why they de­serve to go.

We’re es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in kids who are over­due for a bit of joy in their lives. The cruise will in­clude en­ter­tain­ment and a bite to eat.

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