Old money put to good use

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Old money is go­ing a long way to fund­ing pro­grammes for thou­sands of Kiwi kids.

Dur­ing the last two years Lions clubs New Zealand has col­lected 14 tonnes of old money and for­eign cur­rency for its Heads Up for Kids cam­paign.

In­di­vid­u­als or groups with mem­bers aged 18 or younger are be­ing in­vited to ap­ply for fund­ing from the cam­paign.

So far it has only been avail­able to schools to pay for kids to at­tend ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes in­clud­ing Out­ward Bound and The Spirit of Ad­ven­ture.

‘‘Fund­ing is not just avail­able for out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, but any course that pro­vides pos­i­tive value to the lives of young New Zealan­ders,’’ Heads Up for Kids chair­man Simon Hays says.

‘‘We strongly en­cour­age ap- pli­ca­tions for ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes in­volved in arts and mu­sic to sports and academia as well.’’

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