More than 120 team members from The Warehouse and Plunket will embark on a cycle relay the length of New Zealand in March to raise funds for Plunket community services. Pedal for Plunket, now in its second year, kicks off in in both Cape Reinga and Port Puponga on 8th March 2017. Riders will cycle various legs of the race through the North and South Islands in unison, calling in to 88 of The Warehouse’s 92 stores along the way.
Today marks the start of Well Child Week (27 February-4 March 2017), something close to the heart of Plunket and the Kiwi families we serve.
The focus of this year’s Well Child Week is the crucial 15-18 month visit where Plunket and families are able to take the time to discuss how their child is developing. Plunket Nurses aim to meet with children and their families at least seven times before they are five years old through the Well Child/Tamariki Ora programme.
Plunket has a wonderful dedicated family of partners who support our everyday work within communities across New Zealand – and when extraordinary events like November’s earthquakes occur, they’re also the first to put their hands up to help.
Huggies, Wattie’s, Dettol and Colgate rallied together to provide much needed supplies of nappies, baby food, and cleaning products (including hand sanitizer and wipes, and tooth paste and brushes) for quake affected families in Kaikoura and North Canterbury. Pregnancy & Parenting Manager Linda Hill led the coordination and distribution of these support packs (‘Hugs in a Bag’) alongside her Plunket Canterbury staff and volunteers.