Dunk it for Plunket fundraisers

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Plunket mums and bubs get together regularly for connection and support at morning tea sessions around the district.

One Ninety Nine cafe in downtown Ashburton is helping to boost the funding coffers of Plunket one drink at a time.

Cafe owners Gareth and Jamie Cadogan are donating 10 cents to Plunket from every drink sold from today until Saturday.

The Cadogans, who have four children – all past Plunket babies, were also hosting a Dunk it for Plunket Ashburton morning tea today, with Plunket volunteer Carolyn Rai.

The cafe has a quiet back room for mums to comfortably breastfeed their babies or for children to play and is accessed by the alley between Stoked Cycles and the MSA.

However for those people unable to make the event or drop in for a drink during the three day fundraiser, donations can be made online at raiseabundle.org.nz/fundraiser/carolynrai/dunk-it-for-plunket-online

Rakaia Plunket has also rescheduled its Dunk it for Plunket morning tea event after covid restrictions saw it postponed late last month.

Mid Canterbury Plunket community support co-ordinator SueAnn Carr said it would be held (if under Level 1 restrictions) at the Rakaia Plunket rooms, on the corner of Elizabeth and Mackie streets, on October 28 from 10am.

It’s a chance for people to meet up with others for a cuppa and make a donation to the organisation, she said.

Although people can donate online at raiseabundle.org.nz/fundraisers/suecarr at any time.

Dunk it for Plunket events, nationally supported by Arnott’s biscuits, are a nationwide fundraiser to help support the Plunket organisation.

It is part of the Raise a Bundle promotion to help raise $6 million needed annually to provide Plunket’s community services to families across New Zealand.

The Mid Canterbury group is also selling natural fruit bars, which ends this week. People can place orders through the Plunket Mid Canterbury Facebook page.