Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Choice Raise $12,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

Choice Raise $12,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

Choice Hotels has raised an impressive $12,000 with their first Take a Breath for CF fundraising week held in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand (CFANZ).

To support their official NZ charity partner, the campaign encouraged Kiwis to take a ‘breather’ and stay at a NZ Choice Hotel between 8-14 June. From every stay during the week, $2 was donated directly to CFANZ.

“We’re delighted with the result from the campaign,” says CFANZ national fundraising and event manager, Caroline Wagteveld McKenzie. “The money raised will go towards supporting our three field workers and the fantastic work they do travelling the country to help people with Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting many organs in the body, especially the lungs and pancreas. For people with Cystic Fibrosis, it means frequent and serious chest infections, multiple hospital stays, up to 15,000 pills each year, an inability to digest food and an average life expectancy of just 35 years.

“We’re excited to be able to hand over this sort of money to the Association,” says Choice Hotels’ marketing manager, Matt Taylor. “We’re grateful to all of our properties around NZ for getting behind the campaign and helping us to support this deserving and hard-working charity. We’re continually trying to think of ways to raise funds for CFANZ and are so pleased that this campaign was successful. We will be sure to run this again!”

Choice Hotels recently announced a two-year extension of their partnership with the Association and will continue to substantially lower travel costs for them by providing free room nights at their properties around New Zealand.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland