Variety Seeking Grant Applications for Deserving Kiwi Kids

Press Release – Variety – The Children’s Charity

The Variety Bash is travelling through the Lower North Island in March 2012 and wants to help children in need along the way. Variety – The Children’s Charity is currently seeking applications from families and child-related organisations for …Variety Bash Coming to a Town near You; Seeking Grant Applications for Deserving Kiwi Kids

The Variety Bash is travelling through the Lower North Island in March 2012 and wants to help children in need along the way.

Variety – The Children’s Charity is currently seeking applications from families and child-related organisations for funding to be considered for distribution during its 22nd annual Variety Bash. Application forms are available online at www.variety.org.nz.

From March 10-17 2012, the Variety Bash, a convoy of 25 quirky vehicles, will travel from Pukekohe, Te Kuiti via Otorohanga, Taumaranui, National Park, Hawera via Whangamomona, Wanganui Ohakune, Taihape, Fielding, Wellington, Castle Point, Hastings, Napier, and Taupo.

The Bash mission is to distribute grants to, and raise money for, Kiwi kids in need, as well as bring magic and fun to the schools and communities it visits.

“We urge families, schools and child welfare organisations from the areas we visit and surrounding districts, to get their grant applications to the Variety office before 31 December 2011, to be considered for presentation during the 2012 Bash”, said Jodi Preston-Thomas, Bash Event Manager.

Applications are considered by Variety’s Grants Committee and funds are granted to those projects the committee considers will make a tangible difference to improving the quality of life of sick, disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids aged up to 18 years.

Examples of items that may be considered for funding include specialised trikes, sport/play/art and cultural equipment, and customised equipment for children with special needs.

Applications should be received by Variety by 31st December. For more information on how to apply and an application form, go to the Variety website www.variety.org.nz.

For more information about the 2011 Variety Bash, please visit www.variety.org.nz.
2012 Variety Bash route:

• Saturday 10th March: Auckland registration
• Sunday 11th March: Pukekohe – Otorohanga – National Park
• Monday 12th March: National Park -Whangamomona – Hawera
• Tuesday 13th March: Hawera -Wanganui – Ohakune
• Wednesday 14th March: Ohakune – Fielding – Wellington
• Thursday 15th March: Wellington – Castle Point
• Friday 16th March: Castle Point – Hastings – Napier
• Saturday 17th March: Napier – Taupo

Each year Variety – The Children’s Charity supports more than 10,000 Kiwi kids, their families and communities. Since 1989 Variety has given over $13 million to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children. From much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives – we raise money to ensure deserving Kiwi kids can reach their full potential.

Website: www.variety.org.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/varietynz
Twitter: VarietyNZ

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