9 September 2008
For immediate release
Reveal your super powers for Plunket!
As part of Plunket's Annual Appeal, DIYFather.com challenges you to Be a superhero for under fives and dress up as your
favourite superhero on Friday 17 October. Visit www.diyfather.com/superheroes, create your superhero profile and get all
your friends and colleagues to sponsor you. All donations will go to Plunket.
A number of superheroes have already registered, including Scott Lancaster, founder of DIYFather.com and Catherine
McLaren, Plunket's National Car Seat Rental Scheme Advisor. So 'don a cape' and join in the fun to help give New Zealand
children the best start in life.
"Superheroes really appeal to under fives, and every dad and parent can be a superhero", says Scott. "Plunket is such a
great Kiwi organisation, and they deserve New Zealand's support to help parents who are the real superheroes of every
Kiwi kid. While DIYFather.com is the 'Father's Guide to Parenting', Plunket has been supporting New Zealand parents for
the last hundred years. We want to help them out however we can."
Lancaster adds, "DIYFather.com also supports Plunket in delivering the Dads4Dads course, aimed at helping new dads come
to terms with being a father, and helping them learn new parenting skills in a father friendly environment. This is
great news for dads, kids, and their families too."
For more information about Plunket's Annual Appeal visit www.plunket.org.nz
DIYFather.com is an online interactive forum for dads that offers resources, discussion groups and practical information
about parenting from a male perspective. DIYFather.com was brought into this world by Wellington-based dads Scott
Lancaster, Eric Mooij and Stefan Korn who recognised the need for a dedicated website for fathers. Based on their own
experiences of struggling to find useful parenting related information specifically aimed at dads they created
Plunket is New Zealand's largest provider of services to support the health and development of children under five and
is dedicated to working with parents and communities to ensure that New Zealand children get the best start in life.
Plunket's services help families nationwide, through over 550 branches, mobile clinics and a free phone service,
PlunketLine –. For more information go to www.plunket.org.nz