Hi everyone, just wanted to let you all know that on 27th March 2009, & just like we do every year, the Professionals salespeople throughout New Zealand will be out in force in their “Red Jackets” collecting for Child Cancer. 

It is the charity that we are committed to and passionately support. Every sale we make in our office – $5.00 goes to Child Cancer.

Since 1995 The Professionals Group nationally have raised over (Get this!!) $2.9 million for the Child Cancer Foundation. These funds have gone towards the much needed facilities throughout New Zealand, contributing to The Family Place and the National office opposite Starship Hospital in Auckland, and fully purchasing

The Family Place in Wellington, and two Sunshine Lodge Holiday Homes in Taupo & Queenstown.

Our commitment continues.. The impact on a family with a child diagnosed with cancer is horrendous, and every little bit that we can do as an office, a community, and as a nation, helps make the going just a little bit easier. For those that know people that have gone through this, are going through it, or for anyone experiencing for themselves, you will know the huge impact it has on everyday life for the whole family.

The idea of the Sunshine Lodges was to provide a place where families could go for a break. For a chance to unwind without having to worry about trying to find the money to pay for it. It allows a family some much needed time out and away from it all where they can be together, and where they can recharge their energy to continue their battle.

I appeal to you all to help us help them (the children that are inflicted with this terrible condition, and their families). Every little bit you give on Child Cancer Day DOES make a difference and I hope that I have been able to illustrate that with this blog.

We will be out in force at the following locations on 27th March 2009 between 11:00 – 2:00pm

Coutdown Colombo Street, Hillmorton Bakery, Addingtown Mall or Tower Junction, Hornby Mall & Dress Mart, Barrington Mall (outside Warehouse), St Martins Mall, Halswell Shopping Centre (New World & by Post Office), Rolleston New World & Shopping Centre, Funky Pumpkin Colombo St, Beckenham Shops, Warehouse Blenheim Rd, Couplands corner Waterloo & Carmen Rds.

Please note that if we are not at any of the collection points stated above there will be a collector somewhere not far away, so do make an effort, every little bit helps.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this, and I hope to see you out there on the 27th March. (Remember I will be at Countdown Colombo Street) and if you are going to come to any of the locations mentioned above, please do be kind to the businesses that have allowed us to collect there, maybe buy lunch, or do your groceries there instead of where you would normally do them.

It isn’t really much to ask – so please be generous and help make this the most successful Child Cancer Collection Day ever!!

Check out this link for more details about this worthy cause. 

Sean Powell



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