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Phone Robyn for your private viewing We look forward to meeting you Marketing agent: 118288-V3 www.fnhowick.co.nz 92 Picton Street Howick, Auckland 538 0105 high tides Travel & Tours For further information phone Shavourn A member of the Travel Managers Group TAANZ Bonded and IATA Accredited TWILIGHT TRAVEL & TOURS Ph 0800 999 887 www.twilighttravel.co.nz 118246 ESCORTED CHRISTMAS TOURS Christmas & New Year Festive Tours POLICEMAN Merv Hotter and frefghter Stephen Thuell are getting ready to start sweating as they team up to tackle an increas- ingly common disease. The energetic duo is taking part in the annual Point-To-Pub fun run from Musick Point in Bucklands Beach to The Pros- pect of Howick in Picton Street, but with a special twist. They will jog the 7.5km circuit on December 1 wearing their emergency service uniforms and boots, and call on the commu- nity to back their efforts, with all money raised to be donated to the Child Cancer Foundation. Mr Hotter, Highland Park’s community police constable, says he’s running out of a desire to make a positive difference. He’s calling their new mission “the emergency run for child cancer”. “I’m hoping to raise $10,000 and thought I’d get a lot of sup- port if I do it in my police uni- form,” the father-of-two told the Times. “The run fnishes right before the Howick Santa Parade starts, so hopefully there will be lots of people cheering us on.” Several East Auckland schools are boosting the pair’s efforts, including Pakuranga College, Bucklands Beach and Somer- ville Intermediates, and Pigeon Mountain Primary. PlaceMakers Pakuranga staff are chipping in as well. “I thought it was something different,” says Mr Hotter, of his plans. “I’m not really a runner, in fact I hate running, so it’s going to be a long event. “The kids the Child Cancer Foundation supports have a rough start to life, so if we can make it any easier or more com- fortable in some way I’m more than happy to help.” Mr Thuell, based at Otara fre station, may have the tougher job on the run, as he’ll have a heavy oxygen tank strapped to his back. “I was supermarket shopping and bumped into Merv,” he says. “He said, ‘I’m looking for a freman for this run, so why don’t you join me?’ “It’s a great cause. It’s going to be extremely diffcult and the worst thing will be the heat. “Our fre suits are good for keeping fames out, but they also keep the heat in.” To prepare for the Point-To- Pub, Mr Hotter has been jogging 5km fve times a week, while Mr Thuell has been doing a lot of cross-ft training and sprinting. One thing they aren’t looking forward to is the course’s hills. “Mellons Bay Road is very steep and Clovelly Road will be a killer,” says Mr Hotter. Mr Thuell adds: “If you think about what the sick children go through, they don’t have a choice, but we do.” Hema Prashar, the Child Can- cer Foundation’s Auckland and Northland events and fundrais- ing manager, says money the pair collects will go towards its home and support services. “We aren’t government funded, so we really appreciate Merv and Stephen’s efforts,” she says. “It will be used for our beads of courage therapeu- tic programme, in which every child who receives treatment is given a bead. “Each year, New Zealand chil- dren undergo 100,000 cancer treatments or procedures. Three children each week are diag- nosed in this country with some form of cancer.” People can donate money to ■ the emergency run for child can- cer online at www.fundraiseon- line.co.nz/emergencyrun. Highland Park community police constable Merv Hotter, left, is teaming up with Otara re station o cer Stephen Thuell on a gruelling run in uniform to raise money for child cancer research. Times photo Wayne Martin Sweat and toil on beat Two members of East Auckland's emergency services are running 7.5km to help children with cancer. By Chris Harrowell.
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