Tip Top brings sweet deal to school children

By Gary Hamilton-Irvine

There were no Monday morning blues to be had at Westbrook School when a truck full of icecreams and iceblocks pulled up on the school field.

Westbrook School students were treated to more than 100 free Fruju iceblocks as part of a Tip Top promotion in Rotorua and Taupo yesterday.

Leah James, 6, said despite the brisk morning weather she'd be happy to have another one.

"It's never too cold to eat an icecream," she said.

Tayla Paul, 6, said she was surprised the big truck was able to come into the school grounds.

"It was so big I thought it would not fit in the gate," she said.

Tayla said iceblocks aren't good for you but, because it was a treat, it was okay.

"We have heaps at home but these are my favourite ones."

Tip Top visited the school as part of their Feel Tip Top promotion, which sees them travelling across the country giving away free icy treats.

By visiting feeltiptop.co.nz, New Zealanders can nominate someone special to receive a surprise delivery from the Feel Tip Top truck.

Westbrook were rewarded especially for helping the Tip Top crew find a place to park the icecream truck overnight in Rotorua.

The 113 lucky students who received iceblocks were selected after their parents gave permission for them to go on a Tip Top video, which was filmed during the promotion.

Tip Top group marketing manager Minna Reinikkala said the promotion was about paying it forward and making someone who deserves it "feel tip top".

"Maybe your coach got your team to the finals, mum makes you a great school lunch or someone in the local community goes above and beyond for others and deserves something in return," she said.

Following the school trip, the Tip Top truck and crew visited Rotorua's James Coppard, who was nominated by his adoring wife Liz Coppard.

They also surprised Taupo's Nicola Chamberlin, a hardworking mum nominated by her husband Tony Chamberlin.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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