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Time Change For Red Shield Appeal

Time Change For Red Shield Appeal To Raise $7.2 Million

The Salvation Army is moving the Red Shield Appeal to a new date in 2001.

Major Ray Tunstall, Public Relations Secretary said, “It has been agreed in consultation with the National Appeals Association to move the annual Red Shield Appeal (doorknock) to the first week in May 1-7 with the major focus on the weekend”.

“For more than 25 years the Red Shield Appeal has been held on a Monday evening in March.

Changes in work practices, concerns for personal security, both for the giver and our volunteer collectors has made this change necessary”, Major Ray Tunstall said.

The Red Shield Appeal is a national appeal and this change will allow collectors the opportunity to choose a time which best suits them”.

All volunteers should contact their nearest Salvation Army centre to confirm local arrangements.

Major Tunstall said, “We hope to enlist the support of 30,000 volunteers each giving 2 hours of their time to ensure we make a complete coverage of New Zealand”.

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Further Information


Ray Tunstall (Major) Auckland
Territorial Public Relations Secretary Captain Tom Kopu
Phone: (09) 309 0113
Phone: Office – (04) 382 0744 Cellphone: 025 505 465
Home – (04) 388 1713
Cellphone - 025 241 3858


Hamilton
Mr Brian Smith
Phone: (07) 839 6616
Cellphone: 025 241 3857


Wellington
Major Terry Heese
Phone: (04) 382 0741
Cellphone: 025 494 540


Christchurch
Mr John Gardner
Phone: (03) 377 6440
Cellphone: 025 471 727


Dunedin
Mrs Sharon Lobb
Phone: (03) 474 1952
Cellphone: 025 243 2285


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