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Solid Gold Radiothon aims to raise $50,000 for Variety

3 August 2011

Solid Gold Radiothon aims to raise $50,000 for Variety

Money to go towards Kids on the Move programme

Variety - The Children's Charity and Solid Gold FM have teamed up again
this year for the Solid Gold Radiothon, aiming to better last year's
tally of $50,000 to help create brighter futures for Kiwi kids.

The Solid Gold Radiothon for Variety will be on air from Friday August
12 - Sunday August 14, and we are asking Kiwis to show their support and
give generously.

Donations will go towards Variety's Kids on the Move programme to get
kids moving and provide them with the independence and mobility
equipment they so desperately need.

During the Radiothon weekend Solid Gold DJs will be joined in studio and
on the pledge lines by celebrities including Ewen Gilmour, Mark Wright,
Simon Dallow, Shane Cortese, Frankie Stevens, Tom Sharplin, Antonia
Prebble, Jared Turner, Phillip Leishman, Bryan and Bobby of the Bryan
and Bobby Show, Leighton Cardno and Shortland Street stars.

There will also be a fantastic array of charity auction items on Trade
Me from 5 - 14 August at Unique items include
five nights for two at The Lofts Apartments in Queenstown, a limited
edition Grahame Sydney print, a set visit and walk on part in The
Almighty Johnsons, lunch with foodie Julie Le Clerc, tickets to Toast
Martinborough and accommodation at Copthorne Solway Park Masterton, an
Auckland bridge climb with Kiwi actress Antonia Prebble and a hot lap
with Shane van Gisbergen in his winning V8 supercar at Hampton Downs.

On Saturday and Sunday, Solid Gold offices around the country will be
holding BBQ & Busking community events in 19 towns with sausage sizzles
and kids' busking zones. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a Variety
Radiothon Raffle to win a trip for two to Rarotonga worth $3,425.

"Whether it's making a donation, bidding on one of our fantastic Trade
Me auction items, attending the Solid Gold local community events or
buying a raffle ticket, there are so many fun ways people can get
involved to help Variety and the children of New Zealand during the
Solid Gold Radiothon," says Lorraine Taylor, CEO of Variety. "We hope
that everyone will tune into Solid Gold during the weekend and be a part
of this year's Radiothon.

"Money will be used to buy specialised bikes, trikes and trampolines for
children with physical restrictions and bikes for deserving Kiwi kids.
The difference that this makes in the lives of these children is
enormous, as they are able to take part in fun family outings and bike
rides, often for the very first time."

To contribute to the Solid Gold Radiothon and help get a deserving Kiwi
kid moving you can:

* Call 0800 45 45 75

* Donate online at

* Make a direct deposit into Variety's ASB account,
12-3037-0399063-06, reference your surname and Radiothon, or

* Send a cheque (with your address details) to Variety - The
Children's Charity, PO Box 17276, Greenlane, 1546.

To find out more information about the Solid Gold Radiothon, go to .

To find a BBQ & Busking event in your town, visit


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