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CARALISE TRAYES
Last updated 07:52 15/11/2012
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AHOY THERE: Charity Pirates’ McDonald’s fire truck will pass through Orewa on Saturday for the Christmas parade before heading to Warkworth. They are helping gather gold for Jaxon Waters’ new playhouse.

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Jaxon Waters has been dreaming of a kitted-out playhouse with a fireman's pole, swings and a ladder with a trap-door.

The eight year old from Warkworth has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and wrote to the Make-A-Wish Foundation about his dream house.

"If you were able to make any of this wish come true you would make me a very happy boy," Jaxon says in his application letter.

Jaxon will help design the playhouse and a delivery date is expected early next year, but Make-A-Wish is looking for donations to help it along. The charity relies on donations and support to make wishes come true.

The Charity Pirates couldn't resist helping to fundraise for Jaxon and will set sail for the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney this weekend.

Charity Pirates will be driving a convoy, along with New Zealand Fire Service support, in the Orewa New World Santa Parade, then on through Warkworth, Snells Beach and Whangaparaoa.

Charity Pirates is a group of people donating their time and money to bring joy to needy children and help fundraise for good causes.

The convoy includes sponsored crazy-looking vehicles that stop in town centres to hand out sweets and collect donations.

A McDonald's-sponsored fire truck is one of the vehicles that will have flashing lights and blaring horns, driven by Martin Searle of Mangawhai.

The group often has water fights and firefighting displays along the way.

The pirates will join in the Orewa santa parade from 12.30pm then travel to Warkworth by 2.30pm and Snells Beach around 3.30pm.

On Sunday the group travels to Wenderholm at 10.45am, through Orewa to Whangaparaoa at 11.30am, ending in Gulf Harbour with lunch at 12.30pm.

If you see the convoy, give a wave and a few dollars to help Jaxon's dream come true.

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