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Help Lions stuff a campervan with jammies

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Bucklands Beach Lions Club needs the community’s help filling a motorhome with pyjamas for kids who really need them this winter.

The club’s Roger Robinson said their campaign supports Jammies in June which was established by the Middlemore Foundation in June 2013 because too many kids in the Counties Manukau catchment were getting sick during the cold winter months.

“Help us stuff a campervan with jammies to support Kidz First,” said Robinson.

“We want new or clean used jammies for children.”

Middlemore Foundation said about 125,000 children live in Counties Manukau and 54 per cent of these children live in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.

Jammies in June is now in its 7th year and has many loyal businesses and individuals supporting it each year, the Foundation said.

Last year almost 20,000 pairs of pyjamas and $26,465 was donated.

This year the Foundation said demand has doubled and they require 40,000 pairs of pyjamas.

Bucklands Beach Lions Club members will be collecting at Botany Town Centre near The Warehouse on Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 from 9.30am to 4pm.

“We need your help to fill the campervan with jammies,” said Robinson.

Contact Roger 535-8464 or 027 245 4966 or email

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