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Child Cancer Foundation seeking volunteers for street appeal

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Nine-year-old Maggie Wright was diagnosed with cancer at age six. 

The Child Cancer Foundation’s 2024 Street Appeal is calling for more volunteers next month to help collect donations for Kiwi families impacted by childhood cancer.

The collections are on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9.

The street appeal is the foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year, where hundreds of volunteers take to the streets to raise critical funds.

“Every week this year, three Kiwi families will be told the heartbreaking news that their child has cancer,” said Child Cancer Foundation chief executive Monica Briggs.

“We don’t receive any direct Government funding so these families rely on the generosity of their fellow Kiwis to receive the vital emotional and practical support they need during the toughest time in their lives.”

The foundation is currently supporting around 1100 families nationwide through all stages of their experience with childhood cancer.

“Getting involved in the charity’s street appeal is easy – simply gift two hours of your time to volunteer at a collection site near you,” says Briggs.

“It’s a lot of fun, and every dollar you collect will make a real difference for Kiwi families impacted by childhood cancer.”

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