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

 


Red Nose Day raises over $1 mil for child health research

24 August 2014

Red Nose Day raises over $1 million for child health research

For the first 22 days of August, Kiwis helped paint the country red for a serious cause and raised $1,042,267 for vital child health research.

Over 550 schools around the country and hundreds of businesses baked, created and competed with each other to raise money.

Some of the country’s best comedians also lent their support to the campaign. The fundraising activity culminated in the 7 Days Red Nose Special on TV3 (Friday 22 August) with guests Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce from Jono and Ben at Ten.

Highlights from the show included theatrics from All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Israel Dagg, a giant cheque from the Briscoes Group and an appearance from rugby legend, Jonah Lomu. The final amount raised was announced on TV3’s The Paul Henry Show.

Vicki Lee, CEO of Cure Kids says “This year’s campaign has been stronger than ever. It really is a national endeavor and the funds raised will go to vital child health research that will benefit not only our children, but their children and grandchildren,” Lee says.

Cure Kids is the official charity of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby and funds research into better treatments for a wide range of childhood illnesses, while working towards the ultimate goal, the cure. These illnesses include cot death (SUDI), stillbirth, leukaemia, rheumatic heart disease, asthma, inherited heart conditions and mental health conditions, among others.

People can still donate by going to www.rednoseday.co.nz or text NOSE to 933 to make an automatic $3 donation. Follow the Red Nose Day campaign via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cure Kids on Facebook – www.facebook.com/curekidsnz

Cure Kids on Twitter - @curekidsnz

Cure Kids on Instagram - @curekidsnz

Search these hash tags on social media - #rednoseday2014 #rednosehongi #helpcurekids

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