Monday, 18 February 2013

Allergy New Zealand in the community

Last Friday our CEO, Penny Jorgensen, gave a presentation to a group of whanua support workers and Registered Nurses involved in the Mana Kidz programme.

Mana Kidz is a project with the National Hauora Coalition and Counties Manakau DHB to manage the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme. As part of this they are establishing health clinics in schools in the CMDHB area which is being managed by registered nurses and whanau support workers.

Aside from educating them about allergies and risk management strategies, Allergy New Zealand donated 16 education kits on the day and will be donating more kits as Mana Kidz health clinics open in more schools in the south Auckland area.

However, these kits could not have been donated without funding from Auckland Airport’s '12 days of Christmas', which Allergy New Zealand is very grateful for.
The $120,000 was collected through the generosity of the travelling public, donating their unwanted currency into donation globes situated throughout the airport. Auckland Airport collects the money and donates it to charitable organisations on behalf of the travellers.

Allergy New Zealand was one of twelve chosen charities to receive $10,000. These funds went towards putting together 50 allergy education kits for low decile schools across Auckland.

The education kits are full of useful resources about allergies. Including books, cds, auto injector trainers and the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Early Childhood Services & Schools.

If you would like to purchase an education kit for your child or local school go to our shop online.
Penny talks group through the ASCIA e-training course for community
Group learns about anaphylaxis and receives action plans
Penny demonstrates how to use an Epipen to the group
Group learning how to use the Epipens
So far kits have gone to the following schools:

Primary School
Wiri Central
East Tamaki
Bairds Mainfreight
St Johns
Sir Edmund Hillary
Dawson Primary
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Piripono Te Kura Whakahou Ki
Chapel Downs

Kia Aroha
Sir Edmund Hillary

Have a great week,
Allergy New Zealand group

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