Busy times for Plun­ket

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March month.

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.

is Plun­ket ap­peal

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.

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