• The campaign focuses on why CanTeen exists – that no young person living with cancer should go through it alone. Two members from each category feature in the campaign, and they are: Patient Members Annabel Sopoaga-Ariki and Richard Yap (both from Christchurch); Sibling Members Natalie Lagesse (Timaru) and Grant Hawthorne (Wellington); and Bereaved Sibling Members Lucy Coombes (Wellington) and Tony Bayard (Nelson).
• Five bandanna designs feature in this year’s line-up – collaborated designs from CanTeen ambassadors Dan Carter and Patient Member Annabel Sopoaga-Ariki (Christchurch), Maria Tutaia and Sibling Member Azura-Eve Silberschmidt (Rotorua), the NZ Breakers and Patient Member Jessica Hamilton (Auckland), plus individual designs from Clara van Wel, winner of last year’s NZ’s Got Talent, and Patient Member Miro Tidswell-Groot (Nelson).
• People can donate by either calling 0800 22 34 34, visiting neveralone.co.nz or texting CANTEEN to 4325 to make a $3 donation.
• Bandannas are $4 each and are available from PAK’nSAVE, New World, Four Square, BP, Farmers, Burger King, Repco or Warehouse Stationery or online at www.canteen.org.nz or neveralone.co.nz (site will launch 9th Sept)
• Bandanna related Facebook/Twitter Avatars have been created for this year’s campaign and are available for download on CanTeen’s website www.canteen.org.nz for people to show their support online.
Calexico return to Wellington on Friday to play at the Opera House. Groove will play some of their music tonite. Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana / Tex-Mex / indie rock band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand.