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Paper Plus Group proud to support Red Nose Day

28th August 2012

Paper Plus Group proud to support Red Nose Day

The Paper Plus Group threw out a challenge to all Paper Plus and Take Note stores nationwide this month, to raise money for Red Nose Day, helping fund life changing and life saving research for young Kiwi kids.

Paper Plus is pleased to announce that from these efforts, an excess of $150,000 has been raised, all in the name of charity.

Rob Smith, Paper Plus Group CEO says, “We are proud to be an integral supporter of Cure Kids and we’re committed to seeing these proceeds change the lives of children throughout the country. Our store owners have surpassed expectations this year and have fundraised by holding in-store events, street parties and bake-offs – not to mention the donations received from those famous red noses.”

“Getting a little silly for this serious cause to raise awareness amongst our customers and local schools remains our fundamental goal, and I’m thrilled that this has once again been achieved. Presenting Cure Kids with this donation is a nod to all those hard working communities whose continual efforts to drum up support paid off,” adds Smith.

Approximately one child in every 30 in New Zealand - roughly one in every classroom - lives with a life-threatening illness or genetic malformation, and Cure Kids is dedicated to funding child health medical research.

“This year there was a real drive to get local schools from every community on board, and we saw some fantastic initiatives coming from schools, who were encouraged to register in store to go in the draw to win an unforgettable trip to Europe. A huge congratulations goes to Ohope Beach School who celebrated by singing for the cause, all dressed in red.”

Ohope Beach School was announced as the big winner of the trip on Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids comedy marathon on 24th August.

One hundred percent of money raised from all donations will go directly to Cure Kids.

All Paper Plus and Take Note stores were behind the campaign, with staff helping out local schools in communities throughout New Zealand.

About Cure Kids
Cure Kids has invested more than $29m into research of wide range of children’s life-threatening illnesses, and has had world-first breakthroughs and continues to fund research into stillbirth, childhood leukaemia, heart disease, genetic conditions and asthma among others.

Red Nose Day was created in the UK in 1988 and the first Red Nose Day was held in New Zealand the following year. Red Nose Day is a national fundraising campaign that celebrates our communities, embraces the light-hearted Kiwi culture, and supports children across New Zealand.

About Paper Plus
The Paper Plus Group began 28 years ago and is one of New Zealand’s largest stationery and book sellers. The Group incorporates three separate retail brands: Paper Plus, which has 106 stores; Take Note with 48 stores; and Office Spot with two stores, all offering a great range of stationery, books, magazines, cards and gifts to New Zealand consumers. There is a Paper Plus store in most towns from Kaitaia to Invercargill. It is the only New Zealand book and stationery retailer with Fly Buys.

Paper Plus Group has been a Key Partner of Cure Kids since 2007 and is a proud supporter of Red Nose Day to Cure Kids.

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