Charity Bellyful gets $30,000 award
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
It's a company that has copped its fair share of flack on Campbell Live from disgruntled passengers, but tonight the flip side – Jetstar's charity arm, the Flying Start programme.
Each year, four New Zealand charities benefit to the tune of $30,000 each in cash and air travel.
On the judging panel to decide who gets what is former Warriors captain and honorary Kiwi, Steve Price. As a father of three, Price couldn't look past a small charity set up by mums, for mums.
On Saturday, Bellyful, a charity that provides meals for new mums, launched in Christchurch.
"Something as simple as getting a meal can make a huge difference, so it really appealed to me," Price says.
It is a volunteer organisation from top-to-toe. No one gets paid, and each family receives three or four frozen meals. It's a large undertaking, and receiving the award will make a big difference to Bellyful.
Watch the video to see the full story.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
Te Papa is our national museum but is it now a national disgrace?
32 months after the first earthquake, dozens of Christchurch residents are frustrated with the Earthquake Commission.
Since Anchor released their new milk bottles the company has been inundated with calls from angry consumers.
When a Rotorua couple lost their much loved family dog five months ago, they were sure he'd been stolen and they would never see him again.
Opotiki in the eastern Bay of Plenty has one sushi shop.The locals love it so much they've gone into battle for its owners.
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.