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KidsCan – Christmas Cracker Appeal

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well.

Over the last few weeks we have spent a hefty amount of time talking about health, nutrition and just how that can impact our mental health. I had some great feedback from the series and it actually ended up spanning a lot longer than originally planned due to that.

During that time I shared my own story of health and nutrition and how that impacted me through my life. You can read that post here. I talked about how my lack of food and nutritional food at that left me with not only an unhealthy relationship with food but a unhealthy body that was battling with deficiencies galore.

Yikes!

Today I wanted to finish that very series by talking about something that is really close to my heart. Now, I must start this by saying that my lack of food was for quite different reasons but non the less impacted me in similar ways.

It breaks my heart to say that as many as 254,000 children in New Zealand are going without the basics. That those children live in cold and overcrowded homes and are often going without breakfast and sometimes lunch too.

This year Kidscan have launched their Christmas Cracker appeal to help those very children. KidsCan provides the essentials to Kiwi kids affected by poverty so they can participate in learning and have an opportunity for a better future. They not only help to provide food, clothing and shoes, but also health an hygiene products.

Their Christmas cracker appeal combines the thrill of raffles but also the spirit of Christmas giving. Each cracker contains a party hat, classic range of cheesy jokes and the chance to win one of over 7,000 prizes.

I know?!

You could be in to win a Spa World Aqualounge plunge swim spa valued at $33,499, Jumpflex trampolines, a 9ct gold Jens Hansen jeweller necklace, ZURU toys, gift vouchers and sweet treats from Cookie time, Bakers Delight, Little Island Creamery and Tasti!

These Christmas crackers are only $2.50 each and can be found in a range of places all over New Zealand from Countdown, Harvey Norman, Shoe Clinic, Toyworld, Ezibuy, The Coffee Club and New Zealand Safety Blackwoods.

Purchasing these Christmas crackers for a small price of $2.50 can be life changing for a child in need of the basics and essential things that all children need and deserve.

There is also lots of other ways to help and support kiwi kids from one off donations, payroll giving or fundraising opportunities. Head over to https://www.kidscan.org.nz/get-involved to see how you can get involved!

This year times have been hard for the best of us, but there has been a devastating impact on children all over the world that were already desperately struggling.


Take care

 

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