Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019
The Auckland Bike Challenge is back for 2019 and partnering for the first time with Variety – the Children’s Charity, which gifts bikes and helmets to children in need. Each year, Variety presents new bikes and helmets to children at low decile schools, allowing them to experience the... more
Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019
Two years and 23,500 mentoring hours later, 680 young peoples lives were changed for the better through the Kiwi Next Generation initiative. Designed jointly with The Salvation Army and funded by The Warehouse Group’s suppliers, team members and supporters, the life-changing programme has... more
Friday, 01 Feb 2019
Variety – the Children’s Charity has today opened the 2019 applications for its Gold Heart Scholarship programme.  Offering funding of up to $5,000 for  New Zealand children and youth aged up to 18, Gold Heart Scholarships are awarded to those with an exceptional talent in their chosen... more
Thursday, 24 Jan 2019
Off the back of increased calls from caregivers around the country for help with basic school essentials, Variety – the Children’s Charity has launched a Back to School Appeal. The charity hopes that by shining a light on the struggles many families face at this time of the year, it will... more
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018
Being able to put on a brand new, fully waterproof jacket for school has made the world of difference for *Ellie. She and two of her siblings are on the Variety Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme, but according to their Dad, it’s not only the girls who are benefiting. “I am on a very, very... more
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018
Giving up a few hours of his time to help others is a no-brainer for our long-time supporter Andy Medcalf. Having now run four fundraising events, with all proceeds raised benefitting Kiwi kids in need, Andy says he couldn’t imagine a life without giving back. “You can’t choose the life... more
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018
With plans to represent New Zealand in America next year, it’s safe to say Variety Gold Heart Scholar Verity Howells is well on her way to stardom. With a passion for the performing arts, Verity has a busy schedule on her hands, performing whenever she can, whether it be through singing or... more
Thursday, 01 Nov 2018
This article was written by South Waikato News journalist Luke Kirkeby and was featured in print and online. A quick toilet paper shop has left a Tokoroa man feeling rather lucky. Tim Haines recently popped into The Warehouse Tokoroa to buy a housewarming present for a friend. Seeing some... more
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018
Twenty-four Lower Hutt students are the proud owners of brand new bikes, thanks to Variety – the Children’s Charity and Dimension Data. A key supporter of Variety’s Bikes for Kids programme, Dimension Data also presented the host school, Randwick School, with a further six bikes for use on... more
Thursday, 06 Sep 2018
Together with Variety – the Children’s Charity, Auckland doctor Helen Evans has presented 69 Kiwi kids with bikes of their very own. Helen raised the money for the bikes as part of the charity fundraising expedition she embarked on earlier in the year, the Variety Cycle Challenge to... more
Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018
The work we do at Variety – the Children’s Charity, without a doubt, would be impossible without the generous support, guidance and assistance provided by key partners, sponsors and individuals. This is why we were so thrilled to present two of our most valued supporters with prestigious... more
Monday, 03 Sep 2018
  More than $75,000 was raised for Kiwi kids in need at Variety – the Children’s Charity’s sixth annual black-tie fundraiser, SKYCITY Variety of Chefs on Friday night. With close to 300 guests in attendance, the night was an all-round success, says Variety’s chief executive... more
Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018
Variety – the Children’s Charity’s popular Scratch ‘n’ Win campaign is back for yet another year, with one Ford Fiesta Sport up for grabs as the major prize offering. On sale at The Warehouse stores across the country from Wednesday 22 August through to Tuesday 11 September, there’s over... more
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
Together with Variety – the Children’s Charity, Zurich New Zealand presented 15 deserving Colwill School students with bikes of their very own on Tuesday. Having lent a helping hand at the school over the past few years through Variety’s corporate volunteering programme, Variety at Work,... more
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
This article was written by Bay of Plenty Times journalist Zoe Hunter and was featured in print and online at Helen and Paul van der Werff cycled 450km through Sri Lanka with every wheel spin raising funds for new bikes to give to Merivale School pupils. The Pāpāmoa couple... more
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018
This article was written by journalist Amy Baker and was published in the North Shore Times, North Harbour News and Rodney Times, as well as on They look like most other families in their neighbourhood. They live in their own home, have their own car, and their children attend... more
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018
He's been a supporter of Variety – the Children's Charity for close to nine years now, and Jason Valentine-Burt wouldn't have it any other way. As dedicated as can be, Jason volunteers around 30 hours of his time each and every week, without fail, to run the Variety Book Fair – and he has... more
Friday, 15 Jun 2018
If someone had told Helen Evans last year that she was going to take part in a 400km cycle tour, she wouldn’t have believed them, or have thought it would be possible. But it was, and she did. Earlier this year Helen completed the Variety Cycle Challenge to Sri Lanka with World Expeditions –... more
Monday, 11 Jun 2018
It had been something she kept in the back of her mind for many years, but after taking the leap and signing up as a sponsor of the Kiwi Kid Sponsorship programme, Auckland mother of two, Mailene, wouldn’t change a thing. Fittingly, Mailene now sponsors two Kiwi kids, who have become ‘like a... more
Monday, 11 Jun 2018
Kickboxing is 15-year-old Crystal Cook’s passion, and her dedication to the sport has resulted in her selection to represent New Zealand in this year’s Junior World Kickboxing Championships. To be held in Italy in September, it’s a competition Crystal wouldn’t be able to attend if she wasn’t... more
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