These fabulous young people (Matt, Jacob, Maddie, Danielle, Charlotte) volunteered to be Youth Leaders at the Arthritis New Zealand camp in April. They commandeered the head bands to ensure the younger kids recognised them.
It was amazing to watch them acting like ‘Pied Pipers’ as their young charges followed them around. They ensured that everyone participated in the fun activities even if it meant carrying someone down to the hydro slide and back up. This was volunteering to extreme limits and the happy faces at meals were directly a result of these young people’s efforts. We couldn’t have done it without you !
A unique range of Cutting-Edge Assistive Chopping Boards that enables anyone to cut, chop, slice safely and effortlessly.
The patented design incorporates a biased stainless bar. The point of a Cook or Chef knife is inserted under the bar, retaining the knife point in position. The bar moves vertically, allowing the knife to move forward, back, up and down, with the point of the knife remaining in contact with the bar at all times.
This enables anyone to cut, chop and slice using a minimum of effort and requires only a very light grip on the handle of the knife.
Easy clean, dishwasher safe.
Non porous, will not absorb bacteria.
Stain, odour & mildew resistant.
‘Orange Peel’ surface will not dull knife blade.
Board made from Densetec™ HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), FDA approved for food applications.
Easily picked up & carried using bar.
Use the reverse side of board by placing over the edge of the bench or sink.
Freestanding to air dry & store.
Small footprint on bench means its on hand at any time.
Includes a washable non-slip mat, to place under board & undo jar & bottle tops.
These cutting boards are just the first in a range of assistive devices utilising the board technology currently under development.
Proudly designed & made in New Zealand
Visit our website www.cibocal.com for more information, view a video of how it works and purchase a board.
An educational grant / scholarship fund is available to eligible youth throughout the Taranaki region. $3000 is available for the 2013 year.
A grant/education/scholarship will be considered for students attending secondary/tertiary institutions. Individual grants will be no less than $1000 with a maximum available of $3000.
Conditions of Application:
To be eligible students must have medical confirmation regarding one of the various forms of arthritis.
Application information as required by Arthritis New Zealand must be provided.
A scholarship will be considered from those applying for assistance while attending approved full-time tertiary institutions or whilst in Year 13.
Other students may apply when attending a special course or special needs programme of benefit to the student.
Each recipient, agree if requested to take part in public appearances as an Ambassador for Arthritis New Zealand, in the year that they receive the funds and subsequent years. Every effort will be made to ensure this will work for both the student and Arthritis New Zealand.
More than one scholarship may be granted in any one year.
Recipients who have been awarded a grant/education scholarship in the previous year may also re-apply.
Recipients agree to provide a report back on their achievements at the end of study year/ course/ programme.
Arthritis New Zealand reserves the right to award only one scholarship of no more than $3000 or to award more than one scholarship.
Application forms can be obtained from Arthritis New Zealand returned to Midland Central Regional Manager, P O Box 10-020 The Terrace, WELLINGTON 6011, or click here to download.
Lupus is a disease that affects joints, muscles and other parts of the body.
Lupus can also affect the skin, kidneys, lungs, heart, nervous system and blood and in particular the immune system.
Lupus is an auto-immune disease, which means that some people with lupus develop antibodies that attack healthy tissues. As a result, different parts of the body become inflamed and this causes pain and swelling. Lupus can mimic other diseases and can be difficult to diagnose.