THE 2012 COUNTDOWN KIDS HOSPITAL APPEAL RAISED OVER $1MILLION NATIONWIDE!
On 5th December, Wellington Hospitals & Health Foundation received a donation of $155,000 from the Appeal to purchase medical and surgical equipment for Wellington Children's Hospital.
Thank you to all of the staff and customers of Countdown for making this possible.
Countdown has supported Wellington Children's Hospital for 6 years now with their annual appeal.
Held nationwide in Countdown supermarkets and support offices, the appeal was held from Monday 6th August - Sunday 28th October 2012 in support of children's hospitals and wards throughout New Zealand.
The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal (previously known as the Fresh Future Children's Hospital Appeal) still benefits the same great cause - it's still all about the kids.
Funds raised go towards purchasing vital hospital equipment that enables New Zealand's medical professionals to give the best possible care to children in hospitals nationwide.
Ruth Krippner, chair of the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal said, "So many people have contributed in so many ways to help New Zealand's sick children. Some sponsored 19 riders to cycle 1600 kilometres around Lake Taupo. In Whakatane, around 1100 locals paid for a slice of the world's longest cake. And in 160 supermarkets, countless others put their loose change in our donation boxes and bought specially marked hot cross buns and lollipops" said Ruth.
Pictured Below: Countdown area champion Kirsten Wareham with the Prismaflex Dialysis machine purchased through the Appeal for Wellington Children's Hospital in 2010.