Fundraiser wraps it all up for Kid­sCan char­ity

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Kid­sCan and the Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion will ben­e­fit from this year’s West­field Christ­mas gift wrap­ping ser­vice.

West­field has pledged a $10,000 do­na­tion to kick off the fundrais­ing.

Shop­pers can help the char­i­ties by donat­ing gold coins in re­turn for their free gift wrap­ping ser­vice.

Funds raised for Kid­sCan will di­rectly ben­e­fit needy fam­i­lies at the be­gin­ning of the 2015 school year, through the In Our Own Back­yard pro­gramme.

Mar­ket­ing and fundrais­ing gen­eral man­ager Jan Clark says the support will make a tan­gi­ble dif­fer­ence for Kiwi chil­dren to en­gage and learn at school by pro­vid­ing food at school, cloth­ing to keep them warm and dry and ba­sic health and hy­giene items.

The Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion will use the funds to de­velop an Es­sen­tial Care Kit – a com­pre­hen­sive pack that will as­sist par­ents in hos­pi­tal and along the treat­ment process, which can take up to three years.

The kit will in­clude cru­cial in­for­ma­tion about the foun­da­tion’s ser­vices and the Beads of Courage pro­gramme, hos­pi­tal maps, fact sheets and key items of support for the child with can­cer.

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