Red Nose Day 2016 raises more than $870,000

We are thrilled to announce that this Red Nose Day, more than $870,000 has been raised so far. This is an incredible effort from thousands of generous Kiwis to ensure Cure Kids can continue funding high impact medical research to help improve health outcomes for our kids.

More than 300 businesses, 480 schools and 150 volunteers from all over the country took part in Red Nose Day by wearing and distributing red noses, holding their own unique fundraisers, shaking a bucket, or simply donating.

Dozens of well-known Kiwi’s from Art Green, to Jack Tame, How to Dad and The Reeves family helped spread the word about Red Nose Day and the importance of funding medical research.

Events were held across the country to celebrate Red Nose Day, including a launch party which was held at Columbus Coffee Smales Farm, where many of our ambassadors and their families got to enjoy an afternoon of outdoor games, face painting, storytelling, and dancing.

Les Mills kicked off Red Nose Day with a ‘Ride for Red Nose’ fundraiser where they had their stationary bike wheels turning non-stop from 6am till 6pm to raise money for research. On top of this, the team at Les Mills also hosted the shaving of the REDiculous red beards.

Three very brave young women, Coco and Jemima from Albany Junior High School, and Luci from Briscoe Group in Hawkes Bay shaved their heads to raise funds for Red Nose Day. Together, Coco and Jemima raised an incredible $5000 and Luci smashed her target of raising $1100.

Our very own ambassador Harry who is just five-years-old and lives with epilepsy, went out and donned Red Noses on a fleet of 500 Fonterra Tankers.

There were many more highlights, which you can check out on our Facebook page.

Thank you New Zealand, for supporting Red Nose Day and helping raise funds for vital child health research.

Remember it’s still not too late to donate. Text NOSE to 933 to donate $3, or donate online now.