Celebrating little super heroes Blooming amazing
Kelly Hunt says she’s celebrating little super heroes — but her cape crusading charity is a heroic feat of the heart.
Her business Kids Capers was started a year ago as a way to give strength, courage and hope to children who have a disability, illness “or who just need to feel amazing”.
Kelly sews super hero capes and uses all the profits to make more capes and send them to nominated children through her website Kidscapersnz.
“I saw the joy my capes could bring, so that’s what we’re here for. My wish is that our capes give these deserving kids an extra boost and make them feel like the super heroes they are.
“You can nominate a child to receive a free super hero cape, or you can buy one or donate directly to the Little Heroes Foundation through the website.”
She and husband Sheridan drove from Auckland to spend their Saturday in Whangamata¯ at the Lions Craft Market on Saturday. She says it was the best market they’ve ever done.
A couple of years ago Kelly couldn’t even sew, but she had a go at making a cape for her two children and friends requested them. She got busy making capes on her 100-year-old singer sewing machine passed down from husband Sheridan’s grandmother.
“A cape for a child can brighten their day for hours.”
The couple said they enjoyed the market day — which uses profits for charitable purposes — and talked to locals and visitors about what they do. Market organiser John Hare says more than $100,000 from the market has been donated to the community over the years.
People can support Kids Capers by donating good quality materials such as satin bedsheets, which Kelly says is the biggest cost involved, and anyone willing to do some sewing would also be welcomed.
Kelly Hunt and her husband Sheridan at the Whangamata¯ Lions Craft Market on Saturday.
A whopping $5000 was raised by Whangamata Lions Club from daffodils grown locally and sold around town during a recent campaign. Project convener Paulene Rollo says the Lions wanted to thank the people of Whangamata, farm owners Ben and Nicole Harris, Whangamata business owners and all the clubs that supported the sales of the Lions club daffodils for the 2018 season. The $5000 raised will be forwarded to the Cancer Society Lions Lodge in Hamilton.