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Funds raised to be targeted for Specialist Equipment and Activities for Children with Disabilities

According to Russell Ness, Director of the Wilson Centre for Children with Disabilities, there is a need for in excess of $100,000 to fund the planned programme of special equipment purchases and activities in the next 12 months.

Funds raised from the Antiques Road Show and Family Fun Day on Sunday 28 March, which is being jointly organised to the Rotary Clubs of Takapuna North and Milford for The Wilson Home Trust, will help to close this gap.

Some of the projects in the planned programme include:

  • Purchase of multi-sensory play items for playground use by children with a wide range of impaired faculties, such as blindness, mobility problems, or mental disabilities;
  • A sensory trail through The Wilson Centre’s grounds to enhance the enjoyment of all children in the care of the Centre;
  • An increase range of creative programmes in art, music, drama that involve as wide a range as possible of children with disabilities;
  • Increased numbers of workshops for parents and carers on the best methods of helping children in their care, as well as coping strategies and practices for families with disabled children;
  • Improving the already successful Wellness Expo  held each year at the North Shore Event Centre to raise awareness of disability issues with children, and facilitate improved information and resource knowledge on disability issues in the community.

A key fund raiser on the day will be the Antiques Road Show.  Visitors are asked to bring no more than two family treasure items to be assessed by an expert panel of antiques experts for a donation of $10.  A closed circuit video will show the experts at work while people wait to have their items assessed and will be able to listen in on comments made by the experts by way of an audio feed.

At other fund-raising activities kids will be able to zoom down the Big Slide, jump in the Bouncy Castle and ride the merry-go-round or ferris wheel.  There will be plate smashing and coconut shies stalls for those wanting to demonstrate their accurate ball throwing skills, as well as a Ride-on  Challenge area where balancing skills can be tested on uni-cycles and pogo sticks. There will also be an old fire engine for kids to clamber over and have their photographs taken.

A feature for this year’s event is a Kids’ Arts and Crafts area where tutors from the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna will help children create their own sculptures out of ceramic clay, cardboard, recycled materials, tin cans, plastic bottles and items from nature like driftwood, stones and shells as well as adding 3D effects to paintings and drawings.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to The Wilson Home Trust for Children with Disabilities and selected Rotary community projects.

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Signs Up

After an afternoon of construction the signs for The WilsonHome Family Fun Day and Antiques Road Show have now been erected around the North Shore community.

The organisers wish to thank McMurdo Emergency Locator Beacons for the artwork and Advanced Computers Limited for printing the signs.  Assembly took place at Milford Rotarian Chris Stiebel’s warehouse in Glenfield.  The signs were erected at:

  • the reservoir corner of East Coast and Kowhai Roads, Mairangi Bay,
  • corner Lake Road and Tennyson Avenue, Takapuna, and the
  • St Leonards Road corner outside The Wilson Home

by Milford Rotarians Chris Stiebel, Eric Gibson and Chris Gregory, assisted by Roger, a visitor from Taranaki.

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Rotary Bake-off will add Sweetness to Fete Success

What better to have with the coffee you buy for lunch or afternoon tea than a freshly baked cake?

Rotarians from the Takapuna North and Milford clubs and their wives, families, partners … are being organied by Milford’s President Elect Henry Harbuz to produce two boxes of cakes for the Wilson Home Family Fun Day and Antiques Roadshow on 28 March.  One box is for a large cake and the other one for cupcakes, muffins, slices etc.  All cakes are to be sold at the fete.

So, no matter what your taste in cakes is, there is sure to be something for you to take home for the family or to eat with your coffee when its time for a break.

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This Year’s Fete 28 March

The Rotary Clubs of Takapuna North and Milford, in association with the Wilson Home Trust for Children with Disabilities, are pleased to announce that a Family Fun Day and Antiques Roadshow will be held on Sunday 28 March 2010 in the grounds of the Wilson Home in Takapuna.

A full day of fun activities for children is planned including fair ground rides, educational arts and crafts, farm animals, mini golf, hair braiding, face painting and much more.

The feature event for adults is the Antiques Roadshow.  Visitors are invited to bring their family treasures and, for a small fee per item, have them assessed by four antiques professional valuers.

Food, coffee, Devonshire Teas and cold drinks will be available all day so no one need go hungry as they enjoy all the fun of the fair.

All proceeds from the day’s activities will be distributed to the Wilson Home Trust for Children with Disabilities and Rotary community projects.

Watch this Blog for updates about new developments as the day draws closer.

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