Lola Teotaki (left) and Avalea Fallows (both 4) watch as
they and other children from Little Wonders early childhood
centre in St Kilda, Dunedin, celebrate Red Nose Day
yesterday by releasing red balloons. Photo by Linda
It is still the season for colds and runny noses but
children and staff at Little Wonders early childhood centre in
Dunedin had a different kind of red nose yesterday.
Children at the St Kilda centre, wearing red or pink,
celebrated by releasing more than 170 red helium-filled
Centre manager Natalie Tisdall said the day had been planned
since early July.
''It's just been really fun organising it all.''
The centre had been selling red noses and All Black bouncy
balls in the hope of raising $500 for Cure Kids.
The day started with a ''red-themed'' breakfast, including
spaghetti, saveloys, grapes and Jaffas, before the balloons
were released from the centre's car park.
Other red-themed activities and events were planned for the
remainder of the day.
Scarlett Herridge (4) said she liked the event because she
was able to ''help kids who don't get to come to day care''.
Mrs Tisdall said it was an event that felt great to be a part
''We believe that this is a very worthy cause and we are
proud to be supporting it. We are a centre of 100 fit and
healthy children, but we know that not everyone out there is
Other organisations in Dunedin also marked the day with
They included the University of Otago, where central
production kitchen chef Tracey Leishman made more than 160
cupcakes with a Jaffa on top, which were sold at various
By Sam Carran.