12 days of Christmas cheer

04 January 2011

The families of the Pike River miners will benefit thanks to the generosity of travellers who donated to Auckland Airport’s annual cheer fund.

The airport’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ promotion gave away $120,000 to deserving charities in the lead-up to Christmas.

As one of the beneficiaries, The Pike River Disaster Relief Trust fund has received one of 12 payments of $10,000 made possible by the generosity of airport visitors, who put their spare coins and notes into the special collection bubbles around the airport.

Other charities who received a slice of the money included Lifeline Auckland, Kidney Kids NZ, the South Auckland Health Foundation, Citizens’ Advice Glen Innes and Plunket’s car seat rental scheme.

Community sponsorship manager Zella Morrison-Briars says the campaign received more than 400 worthy applications and the committee found it very difficult to choose the recipients.

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Photo from NZ Herald - Plunket's car seat rental scheme.