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July 27, 2012

West Coast launch of Countdown Kids Appeal

The West Coast launch of the 2012 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal will be held at the Parfitt paediatric unit at Grey Base Hospital at 11.00 am on Friday August 3.

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Logo

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal has raised over $4.5 million for paediatric care in NZ hospitals since it began with over $200,000 coming to the West Coast. This money has been used in providing specialist equipment in the paediatric and maternity wards of the hospitals and has directly benefited young West Coast patients.

Paediatric and maternity staff together with Countdown staff from Greymouth and Westport have been enthusiastic fundraisers for the appeal.

A New Zealand-wide raffle with some great prizes together with local fundraising initiatives will contribute to the appeal.

A charity walk and cycle in Greymouth utilising the Coastal Pathway will kick off West Coast fundraising on Saturday August 4. Walkers and cyclists are encouraged to come along to the Greymouth Aero Club before 10am to register.

For more information

Bryan Jamieson
Community Liaison Officer
West Coast DHB
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840
Phone (DDI): (03) 769-7665
Mobile: 027 245-9595
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