Big Donation for Child Health from Countdown
28 November 2013
Big Donation for Child
Health from Countdown
Today the Countdown Kids
Hospital Appeal presented Northland DHB with a cheque for
more than $87,000, following their best campaign since the
appeal began in 2007.
This is a welcome donation from the
Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal and is thanks to hundreds of
contributions from customers to help change the lives of
sick Kiwi kids, and means the purchase of much-needed
children’s medical equipment.
Since it began in 2007, in
total, the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has raised $6.92
Hundreds of fundraising events,
organised by Countdown team members, suppliers and local
district health boards, were held over three months between
August and October.
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