Taranaki Red Cross is holding its annual Red Rose Day Fundraiser on Friday October 27.
For this day to be successful it needs your help - preparing the roses for sale on Thursday and selling for Friday.
For Thursday rose preparation there will be two shifts: 10am - 1pm and 1pm 4pm at the Taranaki Service Centre on 116 Gill Street, NP.
On Friday kind-hearted volunteers are required for a couple of hours to sell individual roses at various locations around New Plymouth District.
Shifts for selling these beautiful roses are 8.30am - 10.30am and 2pm - 4pm. In Waitara and Bell Block shift times are yet to be confirmed.
This fundraiser helps support the local community programmes that are run throughout the province. Some of those programmes include: medical equipment loan, Meals on Wheels delivery, Community Transport, bi-weekly magazine run at Taranaki Base Hospital, breakfast at Marfell school and the No Limits youth programme.
The success of this appeal relies on the help of awesome volunteers.
Red Rose Day is one of the most popular fundraising events in the Red Cross calendar. Not only is it a symbol of the Red Cross the organisation also has a specially bred rose. This is appropriately named Rose of Humanity.
If you are able to help Red Cross with this exciting fundraiser please contact Marie at Volunteering New Plymouth on (06) 758 8986. You can also phone or text 027 541 0577 or email coordinator@
volunteeringnewplymouth.nz. Details will be forwarded to the Red Cross team.
Any help you can give will be gratefully appreciated. Oh my goodness, we have puppies, very cute, very happy, snuggly, squirmy gorgeous puppies. And this particular cutie is Buster. He has a sister called Brittany and while they are both adorable, they don’t look at all alike, she is black and white. If you want to help one or either grow up meet them at the North Taranaki SPCA, open 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays).
Yay our big spring clean is going well at our Devon St Op Shop and we are now open again on Saturdays 9am-1pm. There are lots of bargains to be found as everything in the store is half price.
75 Colson Rd NP. (06) 7582053. np.spca@ xtra.co.nz or visit www.northtaranaki spca.org.nz
Taranaki Red Cross volunteers sort flowers ready for Red Rose Day.
Buster is one of a number of puppies waiting for homes.