KNOW A YOUNG KIWI WHO'S GOING THROUGH HELL – OR ONE WHO'S HELPING OTHERS OUT OF A HELLISH SITUATION?

As a young-at-heart and fun-loving Kiwi-owned business, HELL loves to see young New Zealanders doing well. So when we hear about kids having a tough time, we’ll try to make a difference wherever we can.

 

That’s why Satan’s Little Helper was sent on his quest to cut a break for good young souls struck down by the big guy in the sky.

 

We also know there are many others out there fighting the good fight, and so we’ve launched Satan’s Biggest Little Helper to recognise under-23-year-olds going above and beyond to help create a better future for others.

 

If you know of any under-18s worthy of un-divine intervention, or would like to recognise the hard toil of an under 23-year-old who’s gone the extra mile, nominate them now and SLH will see what he can do to help and support them.

NOMINATE someone for Satan’s Little Helper’s Services Click Here

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  • A perfect Storm!

    Seven-year-old Rylan Latham is learning to overcome his auditory processing disorder (APD) thanks to a hearing app funded by Satan’s Little Helper, which has significantly improved Rylan’s interest and involvement at school. 

     

    Estimated to affect 1 in 20 children, APD is a disorder that interferes with the way the brain interprets information it receives through the ears.

     

    With Rylan’s condition not deemed severe enough to qualify him for funding from the Ministry of Education, and having already fronted up $7,000 for a trial hearing system, Rylan’s mum Kirsty approached Satan’s Little Helper to see if the devil’s right hand man could assist with purchasing the Sound Storm education app – and he was happy to help.  

     

    “Specialists recommended that we get the app to help Rylan along. He’s had it for close to a month now thanks to Satan’s Little Helper and it’s already made a noticeable difference,” says Kirsty.

     

    Rylan uses the app in six-week blocks, taking a break in between before repeating the course to measure his progress and continue improving his hearing.  

     

    “It’s designed to help retrain the brain’s hearing system through a series of games and activities,” says Kirsty. “One is where Rylan will listen to recorded instructions given by multiple voices and, after identifying which voice he’s supposed to be paying attention to, carry out a task as directed by that voice.”

     

    She said that both Rylan’s hearing and ability to take part in the classroom have improved.

     

    “I’ve found that he is now able to hear me without me having to stand directly in front of him. He is also a lot more confident in the classroom, because he can hear the teacher and other students better above the background noise, so now he’s willing to ask questions and take part in discussions where before he didn’t.”

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  • HELL feeds hunger for knowledge

    Satan’s Little Helper believes in sharing the fruit of knowledge far and wide – so when Becky Bateman from Museums Wellington asked for some help with her education programmes fundraiser, he leapt into action.  

    Satan’s Little Helper believes in sharing the fruit of knowledge far and wide – so when Becky Bateman from Museums Wellington asked for some help with her education programmes fundraiser, he leapt into action.  

     

    Looking to raise funds to make education programmes more affordable, Becky arranged a quiz night at Wellington Museum and HELL stepped up to provide the catering. Ticket sales for 96 people and proceeds from a cash bar raised more than $5,500 for the cause.

     

    “It’s a lot more than I was expecting and everything went great. The pizza arrived bang on time and everyone had a fantastic evening – although some people complained that the questions were too hard!”

     

    With the money raised, Becky says Museums Wellington will be able to offer a wider range of programmes as well as making them more accessible.

     

    “We run across four different sites: Wellington Museum, Space Place at Carter Observatory, Nairn Street Cottage and the Cable Car Museum,” says Becky. “We get groups of all ages from pre-school through to adults taking night classes, but typically the bulk of people we see are between 7-12.”

     

    There are classes on almost every day and instructors work hard to personalise them for different groups.

     

    “If we can put some programmes on for just a koha rather than a set price, it goes a long way to getting more people involved and learning about all sorts of cool things, such as what stars are made of.

     

    They also get a glimpse into the life of early settlers with tours through the Nairn Street Cottage, which is Wellington’s oldest identified building.”

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  • Better in HELL than in hospital!

    Waitara’s Matt Olson had to spend his 13th birthday in hospital at his mum Rachel’s bedside, but thanks to Satan’s Little Helper and New Plymouth HELL franchisee Sanjay Gadiyar, the family were able to spend some quality time together with a belated celebration.

     

    Rachel was rushed to hospital with a spinal infection and pleurisy, with her stay extending over Matt’s birthday.

     

    To make up for the fact he was unable to have a proper celebration, Satan’s Little Helper and Sanjay organised for the family of four – Matt, his younger brother Ciel, dad Dave and Rachel –to spend some quality time together at the HELL New Plymouth store.

     

    “Having Matt’s birthday in the hospital wasn’t that great,” says Rachel, who is still in recovery and expects to be better within a few months.

     

    “Being able to celebrate in store was lovely. Sanjay went to a lot of effort to make it special and we all really enjoyed it.”

     

    Matt says that Rachel kept the party as a surprise, describing it as “really cool”.

     

    “I thought we were just in town to do a few jobs, so it was really unexpected when we went to the store. I had a lot of fun and all the food was really yummy – the best part was that it was free!”

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  • Rainbow warrior

    Fun-loving Jade Beattie was in seventh heaven as she celebrated her seventh birthday at Rainbow's End theme park in Manukau, Auckland – thanks to a treat from Satan's Little Helper.

     

    Jade's mum Megan says “it was awesome to see the huge smile on her face” when she sprang the birthday surprise on her unsuspecting daughter, who suffers from a form of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Dipelgia.

     

    “She was so excited to be able to go on all of the rides with her friends, and it was great to see her be included in everything and not missing out because of her physical limitations,” says Megan. “She described it as 'the best day ever!'”

     

    Spastic Dipelgia causes muscle tension and spasms, particularly in the legs. It means Jade needs the assistance of a walking frame and wheelchair to get around.

     

    The conditioning is worsening as Jade continues to grow. Without surgery, she could eventually be confined to a wheelchair for life.

     

    A procedure called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery would allow Jade’s legs to develop normally. The catch is that it requires Jade to visit St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri (USA) at a cost of $125,000.

     

    Megan says Jade has been placed on a waiting list for March 2017.

     

    “The surgery will enable her to walk pain free, dance, ride a bike and stop any further deformities. It’s also the best opportunity Jade has to live an independent life,” says Megan.

     

    Putting aside all their spare money to save for the trip meant the family was unable to throw Jade a birthday this year, which is where Satan’s Little Helper stepped in.  

     

    If you’d like to make a contribution towards helping Jade get to Missouri for her life-changing surgery, you can do so via her givealittle page.

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  • Getting kids hooked on books

    When HELL isn’t pushing pizza (or doing good deeds through Satan’s Little Helper), it’s doing its best to ensure kids get their literature fix.
     

    With the HELL Reading Challenge having incentivised young Kiwis to read more than 2.5 million books to date, our sponsorship of the Children’s Book Awards aims to spread the word (literally) even further.

     

    An important feature of these annual awards is the HELL Children’s Choice, which gives kids a say about what books they’ve enjoyed most this year.

     

    Young bookworms across the country voted under five categories: Picture Book, Junior Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Te Reo Māori.

     

    This year’s winners are:

     

    Picture Book – The House on the Hill, by Kyle Mewburn with illustrations by Sarah Davis

     

    “Tis a cold, dark night, and deathly still. Dare two ghosts brave the nighttime chill? Pray follow, dear reader ...read on if you will, to uncover the secret of the house on the hill.” An award-winning author and illustrator combine their talents in this deliciously spine-tingling story, with its lyrical text and just the right touch of spookiness.

     

    Junior Fiction – The Girl Who Rode the Wind, by Stacy Gregg

     

    An epic, emotional story of two girls and their bond with beloved horses, the action sweeping between Italy during the Second World War and present day.

     

    Non-Fiction – First to the Top, by David Hill with illustrations by Phoebe Morris

     

    “Up on the world's highest mountain, the sky is tinged the black colour of space and the air is almost too thin to breathe.” How did Ed, a small, shy boy from the tiny town of Tuakau in New Zealand, grow up to become the world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer?

     

    Young Adult Fiction – Stray, by Rachael Craw

     

    Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn’t ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. Stray is the third book in Craw’s critically acclaimed Spark series. 

     

    Te Reo Māori – Te Hua Tuatahi a Kuwi, by Kat Merewether and translated by Pania Papa

     

    Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi, who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. But she has never had an egg before and is unsure how to look after it. When the egg gets a crack, Kuwi thinks that the egg is broken, but she's in for a surprise…

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  • Satan’s Little Helper can’t perform miracles, but has been known to get people out of a tight spot. Check out how Lucifer’s little mate helped these unfortunates in their time of need.

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  • IHC’s Project Active trains it's youth members to become self-sufficient, so when they asked us for a few pizzas for a party, we figured a simple treat wouldn’t quite do the trick. Check out what happened!

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  • Feeding Brains

    They say the devil finds work for idle hands, but we’ve flipped the script by making that work educational. Our plan kicked off with a Reading Challenge to get more books in kids’ mitts.

    Read for yourself here!   

     

  • Hell’s supported charities and foundations for a long time. When a worthy cause grabs our attention, we’ll throw our weight behind it.

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