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Money helps youth

Last updated 05:00 27/12/2012

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A mountain of old and foreign money is being used by Lions Club New Zealand to help youth and funding applications are sought.

Lions has collected 14 tonnes of old money and foreign currency for youth campaign Heads Up for Kids. Students from across the country have benefited from the campaign and now Lions is inviting the public to apply. Funding is available to both individuals and groups, aged 18 years or younger, to help them engage in an experience or activity that will enable them to live their dream, establish life-goals and reach their full potential.

"Dozens of students have received funding to attend education programmes, such as the Hillary Step Programme at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre," says Simon Hayes, Heads Up for Kids chairman and member of Queenstown Lions Club. "Funding is not just available for outdoor activities, but any course that provides positive value to the lives of young New Zealanders, and we strongly encourage applications for education programmes involved in arts and music to sports and academia also."

Visit or email for details. Old coins and foreign currency can be donated at any Resene Colorshop, selected New World supermarkets or call 0800 653 66639.

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