There will be no shortage of fun for children at the Sunday Funday fundraiser being held by Camp Unity.

Camp Unity, also known as the New Zealand Brain Injury Support Network, is a charitable organisation that supports, empowers and educates individuals impacted by brain injury.

Their vision is to improve the quality of life of all individuals impacted by brain injury and to encourage an inclusive community so those individuals never feel alone.

Sunday Funday is being held on September 10 at Kahukura Rugby and Sports Club from 10am to 3pm.


Camp Unity chairwoman Te Rina Ruru says there will be stalls, face painting, rock painting, games, auctions and a sausage sizzle.

They will also be doing Baton's Up, with more than 100 prizes and 200 tickets.

With Baton's Up, if your number gets drawn you get to pick any prize available on the table and then your number goes back in the draw.

The money they raise will go towards a camp being held at Tui Ridge Farm October 13 to October 15.

Te Rina says there are children coming from all over the North Island and it is booked out already, with 37 children and 17 parents and caregivers attending.

She says the camp is for children who have brain injuries, their siblings, or children with parents who have head injuries.

Its theme is: 'A place to be free, a place to be me'.

The camp includes activities such as rock climbing, flying fox and bubble soccer depending on the weather.

They are also running seminars on a spiritual level of building self-esteem and confidence, and teaching the children to develop a sense of self and being happy with themselves as a person, she says.

"Come along and help change some kids' lives."

Te Rina says if a child has an injured sibling all the focus can unintentionally go on the injured child, leaving the sibling out.

Also, if a parent has a brain injury their child could miss out on activities other children would do with their families because of restrictions on what the parent can do.

"Brain injuries have a ripple effect on families."

She says a lot of children are self-harming and that is a big issue identified.

"There's nothing out there for these children with head injuries, no support for them or their siblings."