This year Napier City Rovers is getting behind the Jammies 4 June campaign!
The campaign has been organised by a young mother through her Facebook page, Out and About with Kids in Hawke’s Bay, and is backed by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Healthy Whare Team.
Rovers is asking fans and members to get behind this great cause by dropping off NEW children’s PJ’s to club secretary Fiona O’Mahony or media manager Teri Doran on Central League game days, or to Junior Co-ordinator Chris Marwick and Alisa Schlierike on Saturday mornings at Park Island during the month of June.
There is a need for all sizes from new born onesies up to 16-year-old jammies.
“The last four years have seen over 20,000 warm winter items go out to kids in need,” says Gabby on the The out and About with Kids in Hawke’s Bay Facebook page.
“As this is a ‘gift’ we yearly give to as many children and families I do require new items.
“There is nothing like a new pair of PJs and for many PJs don’t even feature on the list of must have items as times are tough.
“A pair of PJs is our way of saying ‘you are loved’, ‘we care’ ... they symbolise a community that wraps itself around those who need a little more support.”
Rovers’ media manager Teri Doran, a nurse who specialises in children’s health, says a lack of warm, dry homes and suitable clothing, including sleepwear, is a leading contributor to children being hospitalised every year in New Zealand due to respiratory illnesses and diseases such as rheumatic fever.
“Every child deserves to feel warm and cosy this winter time and I hope the big-hearted Rovers support can help out by getting behind Jammies for June,” says Teri.
“It’s a small gift, but can make a huge difference to a child. We tend to think of it as normal to have warm pyjamas, but sadly, for many in our community, it’s not.
PJs and newborn onesies can be purchased for $10 or less at T&T, The Warehouse, Kmart, Baby Factory and other stores throughout the Bay. That’s less than two cups of coffee and can help make a difference to vulnerable tamariki.
Gabby and the team at Out and About Hawke’s Bay, along with Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Healthy Whare Team, will arrange collection and drop off at nominated locations which include AMI Insurance Napier and Hastings, Baby Factory Napier and Hastings, Hawke's Bay Business Hub, PORSE In-Home Childcare, Training Work in Hastings and Dream Team Clean, Onekawa. They will then be gifted to Bay families in need of a little help this winter!
Let’s go Rovers! We got this!
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