Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Thirty Kids for Thirty Years

Media Release

For Immediate Release

Thirty Kids for Thirty Years

For 30 years, Koru Care New Zealand has been taking children from around the country away on a trip of a lifetime.

Koru Care NZ volunteers donate time and expertise to make dreams come true for kids who have drawn the short straw. In some cases they have cancer, kidney disease or heart problems, in other cases they have lost the use of their limbs or have serious congenital abnormalities. But they still have the capacity to smile, laugh and create good memories; they just need someone to wave the magic wand. 

Ann Bain says “Often, an injection of enjoyment helps to change a child's outlook, which can improve day-to-day life. In making dreams come true for sick and disabled kids, we're also helping their families.

“This is a great opportunity for siblings who are often left out to be able to spend more time with their parents who often spend so much time and appear to give more attention to the sick child. Some families take this opportunity to have a mini holiday themselves.”

Koru Care is well known for delivering dreams in the form of memorable overseas trips. Each group consists of 26 children and 15 caregivers with each caregiver assigned 2 children.

This year’s trip is for two weeks, and with the trip being the 30th, it is being labeled “30 kids for 30 years” and will see the children visiting attractions such as Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Disneyland and much more.

In the time Koru Care NZ has been taking children on these trips more than 800 children have had their lives changed, something that may not have been possible without the support and generosity of the public.

Ann Bain says “Each year Koru Care NZ has to raise over $200,000 to make the trip happen, with the cost of the airfares alone over $70,000, for the children, caregivers and, medical support.

“Our sole focus is to give these children a much deserved opportunity to put their everyday difficulties behind them and to be regular kids for two weeks”.

It’s not too late to help the make the dreams come true for the children going on this years trip you can visit www.korucare.co.nz to see how you can help.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>

 

Oranga Tamariki: Chief Executive Grainne Moss Steps Down

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More>>

ALSO:

USA: Prime Minister Congratulates President Joe Biden On His Inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter ... More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>

ALSO:

A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Public Housing Plan Announced

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON DR MEGAN WOODS The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government ... More>>

Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>

ALSO:

Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels