Egmont Lions Magic Show Raises Funds for Equipment

23 September 2009

Egmont Lions’ World of Festival Magic raises funds for equipment for children using hospital services.

Egmont Lions president Graham Whittle said the magic show has run since 1988 and is used to raise funds for the community.

This year the Heart Children Taranaki received $5000 and the Taranaki DHB for Child Health received $5000 also.

“It has a twofold gain for it achieves pleasure for the children who would not normally get to see a show like this and the money raised goes back in to the community,” said Mr Whittle.

Clinical Nurse Mgr Child Health Leonie Mercer said it was wonderful to be in a position to purchase educational equipment that aids developmental learning in children using the service.
The worthy beneficiary of this kind donation is the Child Health Outpatient Clinics.   “We have focused on educational toys and equipment for the three clinic rooms,  as the other toys were old and out dated. It has been a long time since we’ve had any new equipment for the clinic rooms and it is very much appreciated” said Ms Mercer.


Media are invited to attend an afternoon tea for the Lions and Taranaki DHB Paediatricians to view the new equipment on Friday 25 September at 1pm



For more information please call

Sue Carrington
Media adviser
Ph 021 367 789


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