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Last chance to get Red Nose Day goodies at Paper Plus

Media Release
20th August 2012

Last chance to get Red Nose Day goodies at Paper Plus

There’s only five days left for school children to head into their local Paper Plus or Take Note store to take part in the nationwide fundraising efforts for the Red Nose Day for Cure Kids.

All children are invited to visit their local Paper Plus where, for gold coin donations, they can get Red Nose Day goodies including those famous red noses as well as car noses, wristbands and exclusive 3D bookmarks – and the countdown is on before stock runs out.

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

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.

School pupils should ensure their school is registered at schools@curekids.org.nz as Paper Plus is offering an unforgettable trip to Europe. All schools registered with Red Nose Day to Cure Kids go into the draw and the winner will be announced live on TV3’s Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids on 24th August.

Paper Plus’ Group Marketing Manager, Lyle Hastings says that the support that schools have shown has been fantastic and their fundraising efforts will make a true difference to the lives of children affected by illnesses.

“Over the last few weeks we’ve seen kids across the country get behind this cause, and some exciting fundraising initiatives have come out of it. For those schools who have not yet registered – there is still time, so make sure you head to your local store and start getting creative and fundraising,” says Lyle.

All Paper Plus and Take Note stores are getting behind the campaign, with staff ready to help local schools in communities throughout New Zealand.

For more information, or to register your school for Red Nose Day to Cure Kids, please email schools@curekids.org.nz or go to www.curekids.org.nz, and make sure you tune in to TV3 at 7.30pm for the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids comedy marathon on 24th August!

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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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