Buddy Day 2013

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Exess are pleased to announce that both our Director, Michelle and our General Manager, Tina participated in this year’s annual Buddy Day.

Buddy Day is an annual event organised by the good people at Child Matters to raise awareness around the issue of child abuse in New Zealand and encourage all to talk openly about the subject to see the incidence of child abuse decrease as the awareness across all of our communities, increases.

Buddy Day’s tagline is “it takes a community to look after a child”. The event garnered support of many high profile New Zealanders including Prime Minister John Key and other members of parliament, actress/model Rachel Hunter, Broadcaster, Paul Henry, Athlete Ruben Wiki and several all Blacks and local body politicians all becoming ‘carers’ for the day. This means they collected their “buddy”, a metre tall cut-out of a child, at a special breakfast launch at various locations around the country, and carry them with them throughout the day in an effort to draw attention to themselves and thus open opportunities to talk about Child Abuse and its effects on our children and our nation as a whole. The buddies are created by children schools around the country, thus raising awareness from our youngest citizen’s to our oldest.

See below for some photo moments from our Buddy Day travels and client visits.

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Buddies waiting for their ‘Carers’ at the Auckland breakfast hosted by Comedian, Jeremy Elwood.

 

Michelle's buddy Connor at his morning workout at Gym 101, Mount Maunganui.

Michelle’s buddy Conner at his morning workout at Gym 101, Mount Maunganui, with owners, Rob Binns & Alan Orr.

 

Conner having a coffee at the Slofish cafe, Mount Maunganui.

Conner having a coffee at the Slowfish cafe, Mount Maunganui.

 

Conner & Cassie from Mount Maunganui New World

Conner & Cassie from Mount Maunganui New World

 

<a href="http://www.exess.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Conner-Raewyn-the-kindy-teacher-at-Mount-Maunganui viagra recherche.jpg”>Conner & Raewyn the kindy teacher at Mount Maunganui

Conner & Raewyn the kindy teacher at Mount Maunganui

 

 

Tina's buddy Felix with Genesis Youth Trust Seargent and CEO, Rob Woodley and Manager, Turei Marahall

Tina’s buddy Felix with Genesis Youth Trust Seargent and CEO, Rob Woodley and Manager, Turei Marshall

 

Felix's main interest was Table tennis so good thing we visited Genesis!

Felix’s main interest was Table tennis so good thing we visited Genesis!

 

Out for lunch with the Admin/Exec team at Iosis Family Solutions.

Out for lunch with the Admin/Exec team at Iosis Family Solutions.

 

With Social Work Team Leader Michelle and Men's Programme facilitator John at Iosis Family Solutions.

With Social Work Team Leader Michelle and Men’s Programme facilitator John at Iosis Family Solutions.

 

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