It was a new record for Professionals Pukekohe, who held their annual Child Cancer Foundation appeal day on Friday 16 March.
Over the day, they raised a total of $8347.50, largely thanks to Tuakau residents and visitors.
It is the second year that the Waikato District Council has been supportive of the roadside collection and have allowed the Professionals to collect in Tuakau.
Professionals Pukekohe say they are very grateful for their ongoing support, and acknowledge the generous support from Lauren Thomson, owner of Pro-Tect Traffic Control for looking after the team on the roads during the day. “We are extremely thankful for this support,” said Gary Murphy, owner of Professionals Pukekohe.
This year the team decided to go into full dress up mode as those that went through the collection points on the day saw. It would be fair to say that there was a lot of fun had by all the collectors and members of the public alike.
At any one time the Child Cancer Foundation is assisting over 1700 families across the country, connecting with families upon diagnosis and offering targeted practical and meaningful assistance in hospital, at home and in the local community.
Professionals Real Estate Group have supported the Child Cancer Foundation since 1984 and have raised over $4.6 million. Professionals are proud to be supporting the 2018 Sibling and Family Camps. These camps are a very important part of the practical support provided to both families and siblings of children with cancer. In addition to the camps the Professionals’ fund operates two family holiday homes, which provide much needed time out for families, as well as the Foundation’s National Support Office in Auckland.