CURE KIDS

Paper Plus is proud to be associated with Cure Kids in helping NZ children.

What is Cure Kids?

Cure Kids helps thousands of sick New Zealand children overcome their illnesses by turning research into hope.

Cure Kids is the charity at the forefront of the Child Health Research Foundation; established more than three decades ago to be pro-active about the lack of medical research into fatal childhood disease and illness in New Zealand.  Over that time, Cure Kids has raised and funded more than $13 million for medical research into childhood diseases. This research has helped save hundreds of young Kiwi kids' lives and has provided a better quality of life for thousands of other sick children.  Cure Kids is not going to stop there, though.  They will continue their quest into finding solutions to the many cruel and fatal illnesses that devastate the lives of young Kiwi kids and their families.

Visit www.curekids.org.nz for more information.

Cure Kids' objectives are to fund medical research which:

  • provides better treatment
  • improves the quality of life of children with life threatening diseases
  • prolongs the lives of children with life threatening diseases
  • will, hopefully, provide a cure for children’s diseases

Cure Kids has been funding life saving research for over 30 years. More than $13 million has been invested to improve the lives of children in New Zealand and around the world.

Cure Kids has helped fund World First breakthroughs into:

  • Cot Death
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hole in the heart babies
  • Birth abnormalities
  • Childhood Leukaemia

GREAT ADVENTURE RACE

The prestigious Cure Kids Adventure Race has raised over $3 million since the first event was held in Auckland five years ago.

This year's North Island race raised just over $373,000 and 29 teams, representing 20 companies, took to a tough course in the Hunua ranges.

Paper Plus Group was proud to be part of this event for the second year running and with two teams entered we raised in excess of $22,000 for Cure Kids. Knowing all the effort is for a great cause really motivates the teams, not only through intense training several weeks before but also on the day of the event.

$10 RACE

The Novotel $10 Queenstown Challenge to Cure Kids is packed full of fun and challenges. This fundraising event involves teams of two undertaking a series of innovative challenges en route from Auckland to Queenstown over three days, covering some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer along the way. This year we had two members of our Marketing team take part.  You can view coverage of this event at www.curekids.co.nz .

CHARITY GOLF DAY

The inaugural Paper Plus Group Charity Golf Day was held on the 19th March 2009 and raised in excess of $8,000 for Cure Kids.

The event was an outstanding succes,s in spite of tough economic time,s and is now being scheduled as an annual event for all Paper Plus Group suppliers, stores and the support office team. A unique on-line caddy auction was put up with teams bidding for their favourite person in Support Office to be their caddy for the day! Everyone involved in the event was most supportive of Cure Kids and keen to learn more about the research and “hope” Cure Kids brings to thousands of NZ children.

LOCAL INITIATIVES

  • Support the education and literacy sectors of store communities assisting with:
    1. School discounts
    2. Fundraising donations and sponsorships. ie. Schools, Kindergartens, Teacher Associations, Libraries, ESOL Groups, Youth Development Groups, Reading Associations, Early Childhood Groups, Literacy education and science fairs.
  • Fundraising donations, financial support, donations and assistance for local sports groups and community activities, ie. St John's Ambulance, Hospice, Fire service, Wheelchair service, Hospitals, Community Centres, Calf Club days, youth groups
  • Donations of books and stationery for raffles, school prizes, childrens wards and local hospitals and GP surgeries, local reading groups and libraries
  • Volunteer work in community with charity groups and local schools, ie. Coaching school sports teams, reading to the elderly, co-ordinating local speech and poetry competitions, organise local foodbank appeals, Youth Development Groups, etc.