Plun­ket still sit­ting pretty

The Tribune (NZ) - - News -

Dur­ing May, the Es­planade Scenic Rail­way ran a Manawatu Plun­ket car seat pro­mo­tion.

The rail­way’s vice pres­i­dent, Grant Tay­lor, says the plan was to do­nate a per­cent­age of tak­ings from the ride to Plun­ket while help­ing to pro­mote the car seat scheme and other ser­vices.

‘‘This ran in con­junc­tion with our freshly painted pink car­riage, sign­writ­ten with Plun­ket lo­gos. We raised a to­tal of $611.48.’’

The rail­way also ded­i­cated an open day to Plun­ket.

Plun­ket’s area car seat man­ager Veron­ica Fieldsend says it’s im­por­tant for par­ents to re­alise that de­spite na­tional of­fice an­nounc­ing the scheme would no longer be a pri­or­ity from next year, the lo­cal branch is still pro­vid­ing the ser­vice.

‘‘It’s still busi­ness as usual. There’s no change to car seat rentals or sales. We’re open Mon­day – Fri­day 10am – 2pm and Satur­days 10am – 12 noon.’’

The rail­way money will be put to­wards staff at­tend­ing ante-natal cour­ses in Palmer­ston North and Feild­ing,’’ Veron­ica says.

Pas­sen­gers get in the pink for Plun­ket.

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