13 Dec 2007

Three All Blacks head to Papua New Guinea

11:27 am on 13 December 2007

Three All Blacks are heading to Papua New Guinea for five days to help build a clinic for some of the world's poorest children.

Barry Guy Reports

"Greg Somerville, Andy Ellis and Brendon Leonard will be the first All Blacks ambassadors to visit PNG. They'll spend four days supporting the work of Save the Children New Zealand - the national teams official charity following the Asian Tsunami in 2005. Save the Children New Zealand, has been active in PNG for more than 30 years, and spends nearly four million US dollars annually making it the charity's largest programme. Chief Executive Director John Bowis says their work includes programmes targetted at children affected by HIV/AIDS abuse and disabilities. The trio who leave for PNG this weekend, will also visit the town of Wewak, the village of Kambot and the capital Port Moresby before returning later in the week."