Western Leader : February 24th 2011
5 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS NEED AFFORDABLE SELF STORAGE? 117-133 Hepburn Road, Glendene Storage units perfect for house lot or vehicle or both For enquiries, please contact SAFESTORE CONTAINERS LTD 0800 360 640 www.safestorecontainers.co.nz • Three unit sizes • 24hr / 7 day access • Safe and Secure • Commercial/Household Voucher entitles bearer to: $100 off your 3rd month rental PLUS $100 off your 6th month rental Offers only valid for new contracts on a 6m unit at Glendene. Only one coupon per agreement. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until 31st March 2011. Terms & conditions apply. $ $ 3365174AG TYRE IMPORTER CLEARANCE SALE 206 Swanson Rd, Henderson. WWW.BUYTYRESONLINE.CO.NZ Wholesale pricing, direct to the public, one time only. CASH 'N' CARRY DEALS Cash, eftpos, credit card and Q Card available Saturday 26th Feb 9am-4 pm only 13 to 22 inch sizes. 17 inch from $79 18 inch from $108 185R14 Van tyres from $82 20 inch car tyres from $140 KIDS SWIMWEAR KAFTANS - SARONGS - DRESSES BIKINIS - TANKINIS - ONE PIECE - SWIMWEAR UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED 20%-50% OFF SELECTED Auckland City 71 Dominion Rd 09 623 4511 www.beachhut.co.nz Silverdale 20 Silverdale Rd 09 426 8913 Takapuna 13 Hurstmere Rd 09 489 2495 2 WEEKS ONLY Fun run all for a great cause Camp friends: Leah Hickey and caregiver Alexia Clarkson share a laugh at Kidney Camp. PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD There's still time to get yourself prepared for the 39th Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run on March 13. The event is famous for attracting individuals of all ages and abilities, as well as hundreds of team and family entries. And it's all for a good cause. One of the principal sponsors is Fairfax Media, publisher of the Western Leader. Spokeswoman Sandra King says beneficiaries will include Kidney Kids, Koru Care, the Waitemata Harbour Clean-Up Trust and Fairfax First Books. She says Fairfax employees will be among those putting their best feet forward on the day. ''This race has the ultimate feel good factor -- our Fairfax team members feel great for getting out and racing -- and they feel even better knowing that their contribution benefits children's charities.'' Entries remain open until moments before the race starts and many participants will celebrate with family, friends and colleagues at one of the 550 barbecue sites set up at the end of the course route. All the sites at Madills Farm have sold out but a few remain available to book at Glover Park. The race day entry fee is $10 for children (16 and under) and $15 for adults. Go online to www.round thebays. co.nz for more information. By VANITA PRASAD Living with poor kidneys is not as easy as 14-year-old Leah Hickey makes it out to be. With a bright smile and fierce high-five you wouldn't know that Leah's kidneys are operating at half the normal rate. It's a condition that is linked with the Ranui resident's spina bifida which can make life difficult. But a weekend camp for Leah and 30 other young people from around New Zealand who have kidney trouble gave them a chance to have fun this month. It was held at Henderson's Carey Park and organised by the Kidney Kids charity. Kidney Kids is one of the organis- ations receiving funding from the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run on March 13. The camp included a trip to the Sky Tower and Rainbow's End as well as fun activities like archery and confidence courses. Leah's mum Sandra says the camps are a highlight on the calen- dar. The reality is that Leah can't go on school camps and she misses out. But on the kidney camp she can be properly looked after by people who know her conditions. She even went to the snow on one of the camps.'' Mrs Hickey says Leah is excited for days before the camp and she comes home beaming. She really has a ball, she doesn't even miss me.'' Mrs Hickey says Kidney Kids has been there for Leah and her family on many occasions. They send Leah gifts and visit when she's in hospital and help us out with petrol vouchers as well as organising these camps. They provide us with good infor- mation about kidney conditions covering everything. It's not just for children on dialysis,'' she says. It's great knowing that they're there and there's that support.''
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