We luv short shorts
Anyone for airy knees? Businesses, schools and individuals are being encouraged to brave the cold for Arohanui Hospice by wearing a pair of shorts on the year’s shortest day.
Registrations are open for anyone who would like to expose and display their patellas next Tuesday, June 21. Louise Curtis, director of Strategy and Operations at Arohanui Hospice, is hoping local businesses and schools will get on board (shorts) and join in the fun.
Each group or individual who registers receives a promotional pack which includes a shortlist of fundraising ideas that can be used in an office, along with posters and stickers.
There’s spot prizes for participating schools and a social media competition for registered businesses where participants are encouraged to post a family– friendly ‘‘selfie in shorts’’ to the Arohanui Hospice Facebook page. The photo with the most ‘‘likes’’ the following morning wins.
‘‘It is fantastic to see so many schools and businesses registering to take part in Shorts for Hospice,’’ Louise says. ‘‘It’s a fresh, unique way to spread the word about hospice and raise funds while we do it. We expect to be cold and a bit uncomfortable for the day, but that’s part of the appeal.’’
See arohanuihospice.org.nz/shortsforhospice for more information and to download a registration form, or contact 06 356 6606.
Support Arohanui Hospice by wearing a pair of shorts on the year’s shortest day, June 21.
Apparently stockings are allowed! Arohanui Hospice staff from left Louise Curtis, Clare Randall, Naira Timms, Robyn Naylor, Gemma Vallender, Emma Anderson, Steph Ash and Gail Savage, let their legs out for the shortest day.