We luv short shorts

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - RICHARD MAYS

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.

PHOTO: DAVID UNWIN/FAIR­FAX NZ

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.

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