Auckland Rugby donates $12,000 to the Middlemore Foundation

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Auckland Rugby Captain Daniel Braid and player Joe Edwards were proud to present the Middlemore Foundation with a cheque for $12,747.90.

The money was raised at the annual Auckland Rugby Charity Quiz last month and will be used to fund school based clinics in South Auckland.

“New Zealand has approximately 270,000 children living in poverty – 70,000, of these children in Counties Manukau,” says Pam Tregonning, Executive Director, Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation.

“The money raised from the Auckland Rugby quiz night will go towards buying skin care packs, containing hand sanitiser, band-aids, nail scissors and dry dressings, which are all key components in preventing skin infection.

“The skin care packs are being distributed by registered nurses in decile one and two school based clinics throughout the Counties Manukau region. Primary and intermediate school children (aged 5-14 years) are the focus of this Counties Manukau District Health Board initiative.

“These skin care packs are just one way of trying to stop the spread of infections and preventable illnesses in our most vulnerable children,” said Tregonning.

The presentation was made at Wymondley School in Otara, whose school clinic will open on Monday. The members of the Wymondley School rugby team, 2012 Auckland champions, were honoured to accept the cheque  on behalf of the Middlemore Foundation.

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