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Ken­nards Hire has wrapped up its an­nual Ken­nards for Kids char­ity ini­tia­tive, with $45,000 raised for Kid­sCan to sup­port disad­van­taged chil­dren across New Zealand, and more than $550,000 ear­marked for a host of other char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions. The do­na­tion to Kid­sCan will di­rectly help with pro­grammes to sup­port hun­dreds of chil­dren gain ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion.

Kid­sCan chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder Julie Chapman, says,

‘‘We be­lieve that ed­u­ca­tion equals op­por­tu­nity and that ev­ery child, re­gard­less of their so­cial eco­nomic back­ground, should have an equal chance to get a good ed­u­ca­tion. Sadly, this isn’t the case for the 1 in 4 New Zealand chil­dren liv­ing in hard­ship.’’

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