Hopes high for an­nual col­lec­tion

Franklin County News - - News - By SALLY HINE

Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion’s an­nual ap­peal week is run­ning un­til March 29 and lo­cal co­or­di­na­tors want to raise more this year than ever be­fore.

Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion Franklin co­or­di­na­tor Susie Hare has been col­lect­ing for four years and said while they raised $15,000 last year in the area, this year they are aim­ing higher.

Susie’s son Joshua, 15, is a leukaemia sur­vivor af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed when he was four and a half, which prompted Mrs Hare to join the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

‘‘It’s not a club you want to join but you meet some amaz­ing peo­ple,’’ she said.

Mrs Hare said the com­mu­nity of­fer a lot of sup­port but vol­un­teers are still needed for the two-hour col­lect­ing stints in Pa­pakura and Waiuku.

The Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion helps in many ways to re­duce the suf­fer­ing and stress of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies dur­ing their jour­ney with can­cer, through on­go­ing prac­ti­cal, emo­tional and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Do­na­tions can be made to the ap­peal col­lec­tors or sup­porter bead bracelets can be bought for $10.

The beads are given to the chil­dren to vis­ually rep­re­sent ev­ery chal­lenge they have over­come along the treat­ment jour­ney.

Any $10 bead bracelet pur­chase be­tween March 9 and June 30 2009 will give you the chance to en­ter the draw to win a Hyundai Santa Fe.

To vol­un­teer for the Franklin ap­peal Mrs Hare can be con­tacted on 09 292 7717 or 027 947 643.

On Fri­day March 27 staff from Pro­fes­sion­als Pukekohe will also be set up at var­i­ous points in and around Pukekohe col­lect­ing do­na­tions for the Child Can­cer Ap­peal, so keep an eye out for their red jack­ets and please give gen­er­ously. There will also be a col­lec­tion box at their of­fice at 187 King St.

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