Kids urged to get on to Red Nose cause

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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 schools@curekids.org.nz 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.

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