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Tauranga fund-raiser a great night out to help Kiwi kids

February 12, 2014

Party like it’s Nineteen Seventy-Nine
Tauranga fund-raiser a great night out to help Kiwi kids

A group of Tauranga mates with a love of classic cars and trucks have come up with a novel way to help Kiwi kids.

Gaming Inc. electronics technician Morris Danks and his partner, Andrea Berghan, will create a Boogie Wonderland in Tauranga on March 1 to raise funds for Variety – The Childrens Charity, which gives underprivileged or disabled kids the hand-up they need to hold their heads up high among their more fortunate peers.

The couple and their ‘8th Tribe’ team take a classic fire engine along on the regular Variety ‘Bash’ road rally, which distributes grants to rural kids and schools and this year will end up in Tauranga, on March 22.

But to do so they must commit to raising a certain amount for the charity.

“We’ve found these dress-up nights a great fund-raiser, Andrea says, “you just need a sense of humour and $5 to enter, otherwise it’s a great night out, having a laugh. The costumes break the ice so it’s a great way to meet new people and socialise and better yet, we’ve sourced a few prizes for the best-dressed and for the dance competition, so dig out your headbands and flares and come along!”

The couple had a great response to their first Boogie Wonderland event, and have tagged this one Boogie Wonderland 2.

The 1970s disco night, with DJ Big T playing 1970s music, will take place from 9pm onwards on Saturday, March 1 at Imbibe bar and restaurant, 19 Girven Road, Mt Manganui. Tickets can be bought through Imbibe or from the team’s facebook page,

All proceeds will go to Variety – The Children’s Charity, and if the team raises enough the Tauranga-based ‘8th Tribe’ fire truck will join the cavalcade that will deliver cheques and equipment to rural schools come March.

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Variety - The Children's Charity levels the playing field for disadvantaged Kiwi kids; and with around 265,000 Kiwi kids growing up in poverty our work is essential.

Every year we help over 10,000 local children - we meet their unmet health and education needs providing them with brighter futures.

We fund a broad range of requirements, from providing the basics of life, to much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives.

We work alongside schools, agencies and the government, tackling child poverty so the Kiwi kids who urgently need our life-changing assistance are set up to reach their full potential in life.


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