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A shark, a volcano and an apple tree - these were just some of
the wearable art creations on show at a recent charity
Natural Steps in Ellerslie held their own art exhibition and
Wearable Arts fashion show, with all funds raised going directly to
Cure Kids, as part of their annual Red Nose Day appeal.
Centre Director Emma Hopkinson says a child's imagination is
"The costumes were influenced by three main themes. The
sky, the ocean and the land."
The children, all under five, each strutted down the centre of
Leicester Hall in Ellerslie wearing their own creations, encouraged
by the applause of the large crowd.
"The support on the day was amazing. We had such a huge
turnout and it made all of the hard work put into it worth it.
"Cure Kids has a special place with parents of young children,"
says Ms Hopkinson.
While many of the children are too young to understand the
importance of Cure Kids, Natalia Hopkinson, four, has a good
"We are doing a big show to help give money for the children who
are sick in the hospitals. We are going to give it to the doctors
so they can help them," she says.
See www.curekids.org.nz for more
information on Cure Kids and their work.
By Shelley Greco