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Kidicorp Joins Variety Trillian Bash to help Kiwi Kids

August 4, 2014

Kidicorp Joins Variety Trillian Bash to help Kiwi Kids

Kidicorp joins hands with Tauranga team’s fire appliance

When the Variety Trillian Bash’s convoy of classic cars next takes to the road to raise funds for New Zealand kids in need of a hand-up, it will be joined by a 1981 International fire truck decked out in the bright-blue Kidicorp livery.

The child-focused organisation has climbed on board with a group of young Tauranga friends who want to make a difference, and who’ve raised funds for Variety – The Childrens Charity for two years under the now retired ‘8th Tribe’ tag.

Engine owner Morris Danks says the tribal name acknowledges that people like to get together in like-minded groups, this one as a team dedicated to making life better for Kiwi kids in need of a hand-up.

And that focus means it makes sense to shake hands with Kidicorp, he says.

“Kidicorp’s vision is to work in partnership with teachers and parents to enable children to achieve their learning potential. That is how Kidicorp makes a positive difference in the lives of New Zealand’s children. It aims to provide each child with a positive, supportive and emotionally safe environment.”

“That makes the Bash a perfect fit,” Danks says, “as both organisations are committed to building brighter futures for Kiwi kids.”

Kidicorp owner Wayne Wright agrees, and can’t wait to see the Kidicorp truck out on the road. "We deeply admire the work of the Variety Trillian Bash. Its crazy collection of vehicles calls on communities all around New Zealand, raising funds and giving out much needed resources,” he says.

“There's so much colour and fun, but underpinning that is total commitment from its team members to raise funds for children.”

“Kidicorp, like Variety, works in the heart of communities,” Wright says. “As New Zealand’s largest early education and childcare provider, our 250 Kidicorp centres are as different and unique as the 250 communities we represent.”

“We are honoured and proud to see the newly-painted 'Kidicorp Fire Truck', and know it and its team will make a big and positive difference in the lives of children."

Keep an eye out on the Variety Trillian Bash website and facebook page to find out when the Kidicorp Team fire truck may be in your area.

Kidicorp is New Zealand’s largest early education and childcare provider. Its 250 centres are as different as the 250 communities it represents, and include First Steps, Edukids, Kids To Five, ABC, Community Kindy, Montessori, Kiwicare, Early Years and Topkids.

Variety - The Children's Charity
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.


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