Red Nose Day re­turns to help kids char­ity

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Cure Kids, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Paper Plus Group is bring­ing back Red Nose Day with the aim of rais­ing $1 mil­lion to help fund re­search into lifethreat­en­ing child­hood ill­nesses af­fect­ing Kiwi kids.

Cure Kids will sell red noses, badges, wrist­bands, car noses at Paper Plus and Take Note stores and Shell ser­vice sta­tions from Novem­ber 1 for the big day on Novem­ber 19.

Cure Kids chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Vicki Lee says: ‘‘Cure Kids Red Nose Day is a chance for New Zealan­ders to come to­gether to raise money for a great cause that makes a real dif­fer­ence to the lives of Kiwi fam­i­lies.’’

Red Nose Day was a pop­u­lar fundrais­ing event through­out the 1990s. It be­gan in 1989 and saw thou­sands of Ki­wis – in­clud­ing po­lice, politi­cians and All Blacks – don bright red clown noses to raise funds for re­search into sud­den in­fant death syn­drome.

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