Busy times for Plunket
A group of parents who attend the Waitangirua Plunket in the Neighbourhood coffee group in the Kidicorp Kindy complex in Button Lane, Waitangirua, are organising a teddy bears picnic on March 21 at Aotea Lagoon (playground end) from 11am till 1pm.
The group has been a way to connect many parents and their children and attracted people from Whitby, Aotea, Porirua East and Paremata.
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Plunket’s Big Blue Teddy will be there and Lions has arranged for the Aotea train to run; rides will cost $2.50 with $2 going to Plunket.
There will be a sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, face and finger nail painting, rides on toys from the toy library, information about Plunket and its popular lolly pop board.
There will be prizes for the best dressed teddies and spot prizes.
If it rains, the event will be held over to March 28.
The proceeds go to Plunket Porirua.
Plunket offers a nationwide support network for families and whanau, including home visits, car seat rentals, parental courses, play groups, toy libraries and the 24- hour Plunketline.
For information about Plunket, contact Plunketline on 0800 933 922 or for Porirua area Plunket neighbourhood groups, contact Porirua Plunket Centre on 237 9909 or Tina Elsdon on 021 043 3920.
Three Tawa Kidicorp Centres have already run successful Plunket appeals this month.
Kidicorp is a sponsor of Plunket. As part of Plunket’s Bear Hug appeal each centre organised a fundraising event.
At Early Years Redwood, some goodies were baked and sold to the community.
Oxford Community Kindy held a Wacky Wheelathon and ABC Redwood held a ‘‘dress in blue’’ day, having a teddy bears picnic with special guest Big Blue the Teddy.
Feeling blue: Pupils from ABC Kindergarden in Redwood. From left, Blossom DeleOluwole, Tatiana Richardson, teacher Michelle Maisuria, Asher Maisuria, Lucy Lewis, Mana Maora, teacher Emma Nelson and Scarlett Boyd.