Kids urged to get on to Red Nose cause
Paper Plus is calling for school children across the country to head into their local Paper Plus or Take Note store to take part in the nationwide fundraising efforts for the Red Nose Day for Cure Kids.
All children are invited to visit their local Paper Plus where, for gold coin donations, they can get Red Nose Day goodies including those famous red noses as well as car noses, wristbands and exclusive 3-D bookmarks.
One hundred per cent of money raised from donations will go directly to Cure Kids.
About one child in every 30 in New Zealand – roughly one in every classroom – lives with a life-threatening illness or genetic malformation, and Cure Kids is dedicated to funding child health medical research.
School pupils should ensure their school is registered at schools@ curekids. org. nz as Paper Plus is offering an unforgettable trip to Europe.
All schools registered with Red Nose Day to Cure Kids go into the draw and the winner will be announced live on TV3’s Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids on August 24.
Paper Plus’ group marketing manager, Lyle Hastings said he is thrilled Paper Plus is once again to be an integral part of the Red Nose Day,.
But, he says, they need the support of every student, nationwide, to make a true difference to the lives of the children affected by illnesses.
‘‘We whole-heartedly encourage kids across the country to get behind this cause and register their school at their local Paper Plus or Take Note store,’’ he said.
‘‘The challenge has been set, so get creative and start fundraising!
‘‘You can do anything from putting on a mufti day, to a school sausage sizzle.
‘‘It’s completely up to the children.’’
All Paper Plus and Take Note stores including those in Matamata are getting behind the campaign, with staff ready to help local schools in communities throughout New Zealand.
For more information, or to register your school for Red Nose Day to Cure Kids, please email email@example.com or go tocurekids. org. nz, and make sure you tune in to TV3 at 7.30pm for the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids comedy marathon on August 24.
Cure Kids has invested more than $29 million into research of wide range of children’s lifethreatening illnesses, and has had world-first breakthroughs. It continues to fund research into stillbirth, childhood leukaemia, heart disease, genetic conditions and asthma among others.
Red Nose Day was created in Britain in 1988 and the first Red Nose Day was held in New Zealand the following year.
Red Nose Day is a national fundraising campaign that celebrates our communities, embraces the light-hearted Kiwi culture, and supports children across New Zealand.