Red nose fam­ily fun to raise funds

The Tribune (NZ) - - FRONT PAGE -

Red Nose Day has al­ways been a pop­u­lar fundraiser – not per­haps for those with rhino­pho­bia (fear of noses), or ery­thro­pho­bia (fear of the colour red), or coul­ro­pho­bia (a fear of clowns).

Ev­ery­one else is in­vited to the Red Nose Fam­ily Fun Day at the Ash­hurst Do­main on Au­gust 23 from 11am-2pm to raise money and aware­ness for Cure Kids.

Or­gan­iser Lau­rel Wini­ata says the fam­ily-based event will have plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for the public.

‘‘En­try is free, but we’re ask­ing for a gold coin do­na­tion for each ac­tiv­ity.

‘‘There’ll be a bouncy castle, face­paint­ing, a bowl­ing game, sausage siz­zle, cof­fee cart and Red Nose cup­cakes.

‘‘We are also hav­ing live en­ter­tain­ment with the MC from One Night Only and per­for­mances from the Dean McKer­ras dancers, and groups Pixie Dust, Three Lit­tle Birds, and Quiet Storm.

Lau­rel is tak­ing online regis­tra­tions at sports­ground. co.nz/red­nose­fam­i­ly­fun­day for the Red Walk around a marked track from noon-1pm.

‘‘This is our main form of fundrais­ing, so we are en­cour­ag­ing the public to register, come along dressed in red and walk for our kids.’’

Each reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pant re­ceives a red nose and bag of gi­ant jaf­fas.

The fundraiser has at­tracted plenty of com­mer­cial sup­port. Among the firms, Bail­lie Con­struc­tion is run­ning a Face­book com­pe­ti­tion with a draw that has a $1500 steel-framed deck as a prize.

En­ter sim­ply by lik­ing both pages and also lik­ing, com­ment­ing and shar­ing the com­pe­ti­tion photo. Red Walk regis­tra­tions earn a bonus draw en­try.

PHOTO: MICHAEL BRADLEY/SUPPLIED

Even All Black cap­tain Richie McCaw is a Red Nose sup­porter, and he’ll be hop­ing that when the fi­nal big red ‘‘hooter’’ sounds on Oc­to­ber 31, the All Blacks will have re­tained the Rugby World Cup.

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