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Press Release – Variety – The Children’s Charity

Variety The Childrens Charity is offering a Mothers Day gift with a difference High Tea at the Heritage Auckland, with proceeds going towards Back to Basics packs for disadvantaged Kiwi kids.Show Your Mother You Care This Mother’s Day by Offering Her a Gift with a Difference

Variety – The Children’s Charity is offering a Mother’s Day gift with a difference – High Tea at the Heritage Auckland,  with proceeds going towards ‘Back to Basics’ packs for disadvantaged Kiwi kids.

TVNZ’s Toni Street and Renee Wright will speak to MC Mary Lambie about their joys and lessons learnt from motherhood, while you enjoy fine food from the Grand Tearoom. There will also be entertainment from Tui award-winning Singer/Songwriter Tami Nielson, a glass of bubbles on arrival and a luxury goody bag for everyone to take home.

Jane Portman, the principal of a decile one school in Gisborne, will be a special guest speaker at the event. She says health care is expensive for families on a limited income. “Instead of seeking care when a child first gets sick they often are left to get much worse,” said Jane. “Our children start in education on the back foot, there is no level playing field for them.”

That is why Variety is providing ‘Back to Basics’ packs to disadvantaged Kiwi kids with every $40 raised from the event. Each pack will contain toothpaste and a toothbrush, shampoo and conditioner, and a notebook and pen.

Mary Lambie says she is honoured to help raise awareness and money for children in our country whose families struggle economically. “Mothering is hard enough without the added pressure of wondering where the next meal will come from – too many of our children are exposed to this stress and uncertainty,” she said.

Children are also welcome – there will be cupcake decorating, face painting and they’ll get their own goodie bag! 

Event Details:

When              Sunday 12 May, 2013

Where             The Grand Tearoom, Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland

Time                2.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost                $65 per Adult, $30 per child

Purchase       iTicket website or call (09) 361 1000

About Variety:

Variety – The Children’s Charity levels the playing field for disadvantaged Kiwi kids. Every year we help over 10,000 local children – we meet their unmet health and education needs providing them with brighter futures

We work alongside schools, agencies and the government, tackling child poverty so the Kiwi kids who urgently need our life-changing assistance are set up to reach their full potential in life.

About the Grand Tearoom:

The Grand Tearoom at the Heritage Auckland is set in the building of the former and much loved Farmers department store that served shoppers for almost eighty years. The landmark building continues to win hearts as the luxurious Heritage Auckland, and the original work of American architect RA Lippencott (1937) is remembered in the Grand Tearoom which boasts intricate high ceilings and plush surroundings.

TVNZ Breakfast reporter, Toni Street with daughter, Juliette.


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