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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

Email: mairtown@nka.org.nz

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Wheel-a-thon Family Fundraiser

On Tuesday afternoon we held our annual Wheel-a-thon fundraiser at Kensington Courts, and what a fabulous afternoon we all shared together.

In the morning the children were all excitedly discussing the forthcoming event.

Emma “I’m going to dress in something fancy, with lots of sparkles”.

Jaimee “I’m bringing my bike, my big bike, it’s pink and white, I might decorate my bike”.

We also welcomed lots of manuhiri (visitors) – parents and grandparents – who donated their time - preparing bread and onions for the sausage sizzle, as well as collecting the barbecue and transporting items down to Kensington courts.

By 4pm the courts were bustling and busy, with lots of bikes, scooters, trikes, skates and other wheeled vehicles lined up ready to go.




How fantastic to see everyone joining in and ‘wheeling around’ – brothers and sisters, even mums, dads, grandparents and teachers took part - well done everyone!

Some of the bikes and scooters had been embellished with some fantastic decorations, it was clear to see the time, thought and consideration that had gone into making many of the bikes and scooters look wonderful. Tō ātaahua hoki! (Beautiful!)

Events out of Kindergarten are a wonderful way for whānau to mingle and relax with each other, for all of us to socialise over some kai, and for us to catch up with past children and whānau.

Thank you to Candace, Mike, Elena, Risini, John, Deb, Sarah, Laurenţiu and Moana for your support, donations and help; we really couldn’t have done it all without you.

Money raised from the Wheel-a-thon will go towards the door we are having commissioned for our family corner (see our past blog here for the children’s work and design). We will let you know as soon as possible how much we have raised. Thank you to everyone for making it such a thoroughly enjoyable and fun afternoon, and for supporting us in our fundraising at Kindergarten.

"Family and Friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches" Wanda Hope Carter

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