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Caleb Wright is on a mission to create the best joke book NZ’s ever seen. Caleb is 12 years old and has had a brain tumour since he was 9. Caleb’s family is one of the many families Child Cancer Foundation supports by offering services that ensure children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for at every stage of their cancer journey.

Volunteers will be out in force nationwide on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th March collecting donations for the Child Cancer Foundation’s Street Appeal.

Child Cancer Foundation is also collecting jokes during March, and together with Caleb they want to create the ‘best joke book ever’ to share with kids in hospital and those that need some cheering up.

"Jokes have been a real focus for Caleb and helped us get through some really tough times," says Jennie Wright, Caleb’s Mum.

"Caleb loves making people laugh. On the ward the nurses and doctors would be prepared with jokes so Caleb could give them a rating out of 10. He would also share his jokes to help cheer up other children on his ward," says Jennie.

Everyone knows a joke and now is the time to share. To help Caleb create the best joke book ever share your joke at www.calebsjokechallenge.co.nz

"When I say humour, I mean jokes. To be honest, I reckon I’m a bit of an expert on jokes. I’ve got all the best ones about poo and toilets and stuff. I tell jokes to help keep me happy, as well as making the nurses and other kids like me in my ward crack up. Lots of laughs helps heaps!" says Caleb Wright.

Robyn Kiddle, Chief Executive of Child Cancer Foundation says "I’m really excited that Caleb’s Joke Challenge is being supported by so many people, with hundreds of jokes coming through already.

"More than three children are diagnosed with cancer every week in New Zealand. That’s three more families whose lives are turned upside down; three more families who must face the daunting prospect of treatment; three more families who get the help they need from Child Cancer Foundation."

"Caleb is doing an amazing job helping to raise awareness of Child Cancer Foundation with his joke telling super powers. He really is a very special young man."

For more information, visit www.childcancer.org.nz

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