Media Release - 6/12/10
Christchurch Hospital will receive a cheque from the Fresh Future Appeal on Friday 10 December as its share of the 2010 appeal funds.
The annual campaign, which has raised $3 million in the last three years for children’s wards around New Zealand is now in its fourth year. Last year Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) children’s services received $75,000 – its share of around $1 million that New Zealanders, including staff, customers and suppliers of Progressive Enterprises, raised in just eight weeks.
The funds went to dedicated children’s wards at 10 New Zealand hospitals including Christchurch Hospital, Dunedin, Waikato and Wellington Hospitals as well as Kidz First Children’s Hospital in Auckland. The 2010 Fresh Future Appeal was launched in Christchurch in August when Progressive Enterprises’ staff handed out gift bags to children in Christchurch Hospital’s childrens’ wards.
On Friday 10 December Progressive Enterprises General Manager Fresh Foods, Brett Ashley will present a cheque to Canterbury District Health Board General Manager, Women’s and Children’s Health, Pauline Clark.
Media are invited to attend the cheque presentation at 11.30am, Friday 10 December, 2010.
To make a donation during the appeal, customers placed money in collection boxes or bought raffle tickets in stores and literally hundreds of local fundraising events were held in Countdown, Woolworths, Foodtown, SuperValue, Fresh Choice, Dick Smith stores and support offices nationwide.