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Plunket mums and printers

Plunket mums and printers

Plunket President,
Kaye Crowther (centre), checks on progress with Tammy
Pinamonti (left) print finisher and production assistant,
and one year old son Joseph;  and Vanessa Farmer (right)
graphic designer, with two year old daughter
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21 September 2006

Plunket mums and printers

By day they are working mums, by night and on the weekend they are Plunket mums. Their Plunket association has now crept into the workplace as they print Plunket’s 2006 annual appeal material.

Plunket President, Kaye Crowther (centre), checks on progress with Tammy Pinamonti (left) print finisher and production assistant, and one year old son Joseph; and Vanessa Farmer (right) graphic designer, with two year old daughter Emma.

The women work for Wyatt & Wilson Print, a Christchurch company, which has developed a niche market and prints 90 percent of the appeal envelopes New Zealanders receive in their letterboxes.

With daylight saving beginning on 5 October, so too does the traditional appeals period. Posties will deliver tens of millions of charity appeal envelopes, nearly all printed by Wyatt & Wilson.

Plunket is one of the few charities to still operate a house-to-house collection. Kaye Crowther says although more than 20,000 volunteers participate in the Plunket appeal, it is harder to get collectors than in the past.

“The advent of weekend shopping, two income households and longer working weeks for many, Saturday sport and increased vehicle ownership means families are busier and spend a lot of time out, particularly at the weekends.

“The more collectors the more funds we raise, all of which is used in the community in which it is collected,” says Kaye Crowther.

The Plunket Appeal will take place from 14 – 20 October.


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