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Recognising champions for children - Annual Awards

16 June 2008

Media statement - He Mana tō ia Tamaiti/ Every Child Counts

Recognising champions for children -Every Child Counts Annual Awards

With less than a month to go until nominations close, the Every Child Counts coalition is reminding members of the public to bring the nation's attention to the people, groups or institutions working to make a positive difference for our children.

"Every Child Counts* is asking people to nominate those working in their communities to make a positive difference for children for the annual Every Child Counts awards. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the champions for children, celebrate their success and prompt others to step up for children.

"We have received some great nominations highlighting some of the great work being done for children throughout the country. We know there are many more people and organisations who could be recognised by their communities and we encourage people to make nominations," said Deborah Morris-Travers, Project Manager.

The awards will be presented by the Governor-General His Excellency Hon Anand Satyanand at the annual Every Child Counts conference in Wellington on September 10 and 11. The 2008 conference theme is: For our children: A better today, a better tomorrow. What's it going to take?

The Every Child Counts awards, first presented in 2007, are for:
1. An institution or organisation that has made a significant difference in 2007-08 to improve the status and wellbeing of children.
2. An individual who has made a difference by an action or role in 2007/08 that improves the status and wellbeing of children.

Nomination forms are available online at: www.everychildcounts.org.nz This is a non-monetary award designed to honour and celebrate those whose effort and commitment have shown they've "got what it takes" to make a difference.

Nominations are due by 15 July and must be sent to: Every Child Counts Awards Nominations, PO Box 6434, Wellington Or email to children1st[at]xtra.co.nz


* Every Child Counts is a coalition including Barnardos, Plunket, Save the Children, Unicef NZ, AUT's Institute of Public Policy, CCS Disability Action, and Te Kahui Mana Ririki, supported by more than 350 other organisations and thousands of individual supporters.



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