Clean up with a ul­tra ham­per win

Central Leader - - News -

A 1km long clothes­line will be strung up in Mis­sion Bay this week­end as part of New Zealand’s first Wash Fes­ti­val.

It will be held at Sel­wyn Re­serve on Sun­day and will fea­ture the Ul­tra Long Clothes­line which is ex­pected to be more than 1km long.

The fes­ti­val is be­ing hosted by Col­gate-Pal­mo­live and New Zealand Red Cross.

In the lead-up to the fes­ti­val New Zealan­ders have been asked to do­nate good-qual­ity cloth­ing and manch­ester items to the Red Cross. Do­nated items will be hung on the clothes­line at the fes­ti­val.

“The Wash Fes­ti­val is all about mak­ing laun­dry fun, while rais­ing funds for the New Zealand Red Cross,” says Col­gate-Pal­mo­live manag­ing di­rec­tor Jose Manuel Estrada.

The fes­ti­val will fea­ture a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing wash re­lays and chal­lenges, for the whole fam­ily to take part in.

There will also be face paint­ing, bal­loon sculp­tur­ing, three-legged races and a sausage siz­zle.

New Zealand Red Cross staff will pro­vide first aid and will also con­duct first aid demon­stra­tions in­clud­ing how to help a chok­ing baby, how to as­sist drown­ing vic­tims, deal­ing with cuts and burns and how to ad­min­is­ter CPR.

“Th­ese are es­sen­tial skills for all par­ents,” says New Zealand Red Cross’ na­tional re­tail man­ager Pa­trick Cum­mings.

New Zealand Red Cross works closely with com­mu­ni­ties through­out the coun­try, and pro­ceeds from the sale of do­nated cloth­ing and manch­ester items will ben­e­fit both na­tional and global Red Cross projects.

“The pro­ceeds will help us to help those who need it most,” says Mr Cum­mings.

Do­na­tions of cloth­ing and manch­ester can still be made at Red Cross stores.

For in­for­ma­tion go to www.redcross.org.nz. • To cel­e­brate Sun­day’s Wash Fes­ti­val, the Cen­tral Leader is giv­ing away three Col­gate-Pal­mo­live 2x Ul­tra ham­pers, val­ued at more than $100 each.

To go into the draw to win one of th­ese ham­pers, sim­ply email edcl@ snl.co.nz with your name, ad­dress and day­time con­tact phone num­ber the an­swer to this sim­ple ques­tion: How long is the clothes­line ex­pected to be? Please put Ul­tra ham­per in the sub­ject head­ing.

Al­ter­na­tively you can post your en­try to Ul­tra ham­per com­pe­ti­tion, Pri­vate Bag 56910, Do­min­ion Rd, Mt Eden.

En­tries must be re­ceived by noon on April 24.

Give­away: Be in to win one of three laun­dry ham­pers from Col­gate-Pal­mo­live.

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