Plunket celebrates its 111 birthday

Supporting mothers and babies for 111 years

Supporting mothers and babies for 111 years

Plunket community services coordinator Louise Simpson prepares to cut the cake before a morning tea party to celebrate the 111th birthday of the New Zealand Plunket Society. She is pictured here with Lana Reed holding Beauden Clayton, Jelaire Poi, the kaimanaaki for the supported playgroup and Lakepa Savou, Paini Suluka, Oseni Fangalahi, Anjali Reddy-Thumma, Melanie Blake, Melenaite Fangalahi, Jan Joubert and Ryder Elsmore. Picture by Liam Clayton

Plunket community services co-ordinator Louise SimpsonSimpson said they had a good turn out with about 50 children coming along to celebrate the organisation's 111 birthday.

Many had benefited from the Plunket service in the past.

The Plunket Society was founded in 1907 in Dunedin by child health visionary, Sir Frederic Truby King.

His vision was to help mothers and save the babies who were dying from malnutrition and disease.

Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket community services co-ordinator Louise SimpsonSimpson said they had a good turn out with about 50 children coming along to celebrate the organisation's 111 birthday.

Many had benefited from the Plunket service in the past.

The Plunket Society was founded in 1907 in Dunedin by child health visionary, Sir Frederic Truby King.

His vision was to help mothers and save the babies who were dying from malnutrition and disease.

Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

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