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The Fred Hollows Foundation’s not-so-secret Santa

Published: Fri 17 Dec 2010 10:07 AM
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17/12/2010
The Fred Hollows Foundation’s not-so-secret Santa
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has received an early Christmas present courtesy of Prime Minister John Key and radio network Mediaworks, which donated $3000 of radio advertising to the charity of his choice.
“The Fred Hollows Foundation is delighted to be the Prime Minister's nominated charity,” said executive director Brent Impey. “Our goal of sustainable development in the Pacific requires on-going support from our New Zealand supporters. It is pleasing to know the Prime Minister is one of those. We are very grateful to him"
Fortunately for Mr Key, this donation was far less painful than when he raised $18,500 for the foundation by auctioning the signed plaster cast from his broken arm on Trademe. That donation was used to fund eye care in the Solomon Islands.
“This donation offers us a wonderful opportunity to promote the sight-restoring work we do throughout the Pacific and how you can change someone’s life for just $25,” Mr Impey said.
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is a Kiwi not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring sight and reducing avoidable blindness and vision impairment in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
www.hollows.org.nz
ENDS

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