Red nose family fun to raise funds
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.
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.