Can­cer col­lec­tors

Central Leader - - News -

The Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion is call­ing for col­lec­tors to hit the streets dur­ing its ap­peal next week.

Vol­un­teers need to be avail­able for two hours to col­lect on street cor­ners or at shop­ping malls be­tween March 23 and 29.

Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Neil Por­te­ous says funds raised go to­wards petrol and ac­com­mo­da­tion vouch­ers and sup­port work­ers for af­fected fam­i­lies.

It also funds things such as schol­ar­ships and med­i­cal re­search.

He says with more than 150 New Zealand chil­dren di­ag­nosed with can­cer each year, it’s a great op­por­tu­nity for the pub­lic to sup­port those in need.

The foun­da­tion re­ceives no fund­ing from the gov­ern­ment or other can­cer sup­port agen­cies.

To vol­un­teer call 0800 4CHILD (0800-424-453), visit www.child­cancer. or email mthom son@child­

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