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Countdown raises over $100,000 to save children’s lives at Waikato Hospital

Countdown Kids hospital appeal 2016 has raised $104,070.00 for Waikato child and youth health service Waikids.

Now in its tenth year, this money goes towards much needed medical equipment to help children like 7 year old Daniel Belcher, the face of this year’s appeal, who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida in 2009.

Many of Waikato Countdown’s management and staff were at Hamilton’s Bridge St Countdown to hand the donation over to the Waikato District Health Board representatives.

Money wasn’t all they donated, with local countdown stores and volunteers donated hand-knitted gifts for new born babies in the intensive care unit.

Dr Nigel Murray chief executive of Waikato DHB said “We would like to thank Countdown management and staff for their dedication, promotion and continued efforts to raise funds to help our children become well enough to realise their dreams.

“We’d like to particularly thank Daniel and his mum Diane. This money will go to help children like Daniel, and we’re very grateful to Countdown for their support.”

You can find Waikids full 2016 wish list for the raised fund on the Waikids Hospital page.

For more information about this year’s appeal read Countdown bring kids dreams to life at hospital.

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