All through March and April this year, Kennards Hire is running the annual Kennards for Kids campaign, whereby $2 from every hire in-store or online will be donated to a state-specific charity in Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, a record amount of money was raised for our partner charities ($367,000!) and in 2017; we plan to break that record.

Kennards Hire is partnering with Redkite - an organisation that offers free support to families of young ones dealing with cancer.

In New South Wales, Kennards Hire is partnering with Redkite - an organisation that offers free support to families of young ones dealing with cancer. They've been in operation for 30 years, but aren't medical experts. They're people experts.

The team at Redkite understands that the more people you have supporting you through the tough times in hospital and at home, the more comfortable everyone in your family will be. It's about lending a hand to help people in need, and we're right behind that.

"I believe Kennards for Kids is really hire for a higher purpose and that is why we have been doing it for almost 20 years now," said General Manager of Kennards Hire NSW Darren Simmons.

"Supporting any charity is fantastic, and we feel supporting a children-based charity hits home for a lot of our customers and staff. This will the first year that Kennards Hire will be supporting Redkite through the Kennards for Kids campaign. I think what I'd like to see most is that we can make a tangible difference to the lives of children living with cancer, and their families. That's the most important thing."

How will Kennards Hire help Redkite?

Redkite provides more than just support for families of kids living with cancer - they also have free information packages, counselling, group support, financial assistance and an interpreter service. No matter where you're from or what your background is, you'll find help at Redkite.

Redkite helps children dealing with cancer and their families during the tough times.Redkite helps children dealing with cancer and their families during the tough times. {Image courtesy of Redkite}

The donation that Kennards Hire makes at the end of the Kennards for Kids campaign will go directly toward helping the children and their families. We're passionate about making sure kids and their families get all the support they need to help them through a tough time.

Any money that Kennards Hire donates this year will help to provide sound information to families who need it, and financial assistance.

"The team at Redkite are very excited to be part of the Kennards for Kids campaign for the first time this year," commented Redkite spokesperson Monique Keighery.

"It's a smart initiative that will make a significant difference to the lives of children with cancer and their families. The generosity of Kennards Hire's customers will help ensure that Redkite can provide practical, must-have support to more kids and families who need it - support like information, counselling and financial assistance. When their lives are turned upside down emotionally and financially by cancer, we need to be here for them.

"As a family focused charity, we're thrilled to be partnering with a family-owned business."

Anyone can support the Kennards for Kids campaign.

Anyone can support the Kennards for Kids campaign simply by going online or heading down to your local branch and hiring any piece of equipment. All hires in New South Wales will help to support the amazing work that Redkite does for families of kids living with cancer.

Whether it's a ladder to clean out your gutters this Easter weekend or a floor polisher to bring that sparkle back to your concrete floors, Kennards Hire has the equipment to help. DIY enthusiasts and tradies alike can benefit from our expertise, and you'll be helping a good cause too. Head into your nearest Kennards Hire today to find out more about our Kennards for Kids campaign in 2017.