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appeal How to donate •To donate to the appeal, visit your local Countdown and donate at the checkout or purchase a Kids Hospital Appeal wristband or raffle ticket •Contributions can be made at any Countdown, including the Colombo St and Eastgate Shopping Centre stores •The appeal has raised more than $10.4 million since it began in 2007 •It fundraises for 11 children’s hospitals around New Zealand, including Christchurch Hospital •It runs from August 7 until October 29
Last year’s appeal raised $123,270 for Christchurch Hospital’s paediatric wards and neo-natal unit. Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal chairwoman Ruth Krippner says most kiwi kids will visit hospital at some stage in their childhood. She said Countdown is proud to play a part in helping provide these hospitals with the equipment needed to treat illness and injury. “Whether it’s a one off visit for a minor injury or a lengthy stay for a serious illness, most New Zealand children will have a brush with a children’s hospital ward at some point– just like this family,” Ms Krippner said. “Thanks to the generosity of
our customers and the fundraising efforts of the Countdown teams, we’re able to help provide hospitals with the much neededequipment to treat thousands of Kiwi kids. Last year, we raised more than $1.1 million, and we’re hoping to do the same this year.” Meanwhile, Jacob is busy putting on his “best face” for the photographer. “Does a picture come out of that?” he asks.
Oh, what’s all that grumbling and cursing coming from the living room?
It’s Dad he’s doing a jigsaw!
He will struggle...
Tuesday July 11 2017
Hundreds of knitted poppies to mark century since WW1 KNITTED POPPIES have been on display throughout the Linwood Library – thanks to Vonnie Kondra who put her knitting needles to work to make 300 of them. The city libraries got involved with a Government-run programme called WW100 – which marks the centenary of World War 1. One of the library staff suggested getting the community to make poppies for a display. Ms Kondra got involved in the project after her friend sent her to the library to get knitting and crochet patterns for poppies. She decided to pick up her needles and help out with the project – but she didn’t just make one or two, she made 360. Although she started out with her own wool, it didn’t take long before the Woolston Community Centre donated $50 towards more wool, with others donating wool as well. Some members of her family were involved in WW1 in France, Palestine and ElAlamein, which made it a very
KNIT: Vonnie Kondra dedicated her time to making 360 poppies for the library’s World War 1 display.
special experience knitting for her. Ms Kondra used to knit for her son and said this project was a good way to “get back into it”. She took them to the Linwood Library, where some of them were put on display and others were made into wreaths, which
This is ridiculous! it’s faulty, there’s clearly pieces missing AND it’s packed poorly AND it’s the wrong picture on the box to throw you! these puzzles are DUDS, we can’t sell these! They’re all DUDS!
were dropped off to a nearby Returned Services Association. Ms Kondra is a member of the Woolston Community Centre, volunteers at the Ferry Rd Charity Barn, is a helper with the Edmonds Factory Gardens and is also a packer for the Linwood Fruit & Vege Co-op.
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Limited Stock you go and have a lay down, let me have a look!
I swapped the boxes! he thinks he’s doing the Titanic, BUT he’s got the pieces for Wills and Kate and baby George!
It’s great to be indoors! All your winter reading, puzzles, games, toys and a whole lot more. AhhH, yes, A nice cup of tea and a bit of patience wins in the end!
Ha, ha! quick, tell Mum, it’s not fair to play a trick on her...
The Adams Family of Paperplus Barringtons.