News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal gives to Chch Hospital

December 7, 2012

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal presents Christchurch Hospital with early Christmas gift

Christchurch Hospital’s Child Health Division will receive a welcome donation next Friday (December 14, 2012) from the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal thanks to hundreds of contributions from customers.

Media are invited to attend the cheque presentation at 11am at Countdown Hornby, Christchurch.

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Chairperson, Ruth Krippner says across the country, this year’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raised more than $1.2 million – the most ever raised since the programme launched in 2007.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to help Christchurch Hospital and make all the difference to sick children and their recovery,” Ruth says.

Hundreds of fundraising events, organised by Countdown team members, suppliers and district health boards, were held over three months between August and October.

“It’s fantastic to see Countdown team members and the community get behind the Appeal, and work so hard to raise these much-needed funds. This year we saw a whole new ball game of fundraising, including a Winter Wonderland Ball, 24-hour relay race, golf and soccer tournaments and a nationwide raffle,” Ruth says.

“We know from the hospitals that this donation will make a difference to children in their care and it’s great to be able to play our part.”

Ceremonies are being held across the country this month to present the other participating hospitals with cheques from the Appeal funds.

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal
• The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2012 started in August and ran for 12 weeks
• It was previously known as the Fresh Future Children’s Hospital Appeal, and has now raised more than $5.7 million since it started in 2007
• All funds raised go towards 10 dedicated children’s hospitals and wards around New Zealand including Whangarei, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Greymouth, Christchurch, Otago, Invercargill, and Auckland.
• Each year the Appeal donates a one-off payment to two smaller hospital units. This year Rotorua and Whanagaui received donations.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news