Waitomo News : 2 September 2014
4 WAITOMO NEWS Tuesday, September 2, 2014 The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band Saturday September 20, 7.30pm Te Awamutu Bible Chapel Auditorium, Chapel Drive Tickets available from Te Awamutu i-SITE Centre • P 07 871 3259 AD U LT $25 • SENIOR CITIZEN $20 • STUDENT $10 Lions Club of Te Awamutu presents Funds in aid of Musicians in local schools PLUSTeAwamutuCollegeBandasOpeningAct THE kindness of North King Country people was to the fore on Friday for Daffodil Day with more than $10,000 donated to help people affected by cancer. Otorohanga Daffodil Day co-ordinator Heather Loewenthal says the community raised more than $6045. “Our wonderful volunteers manned five fund- raising stalls in town at Countdown, The Bake- house, Little Scissors, Mitre 10 and Murray Hunt Furnishing raising $3545,” she says. “Our community is so generous every year and it is wonderful that, in our small way, we are able to help a large number of people living with cancer.” Mrs Loewenthal says on Friday morning she was delivering an empty collection bucket to one of the stalls and by the time she got from her car to the volunteers, people had put $15 in it. A cake stall run by Otorohanga ANZ staff was also very successful. Branch manager Fiona Denny says generous staff and customers and other businesspeople donated “delicious” baking, jams, chutneys and sauces for sale. “We also sold merchandise and ran raffles leading up to Friday’s cake stall raising $2500 in total.” TE KUITI Te Kuiti Daffodil Day co-ordinator Sharon Kana says the Te Kuiti community donated $4155. “We did so well this year so thank you to every- one who donated. Cancer affects so many families and the people in our community are so kind that they just want to give more and more every year. “I also want to thank all the volunteers who took time out of their day to do their part for Daf- fodil Day.” A portion of the Te Kuiti total came from two raf- fles including a Nutrimetrics gift basket donated by Cheryl Berghan and Kowhai tree donated by Nicole Dixon. Donations from the Piopio community have yet to be counted. The daffodil was chosen by the Cancer Society because it is one of the earliest flowers of spring and it symbolises rebirth, hope and a promise of happier times after the cold winter. $10,000 gifted to Daffodil Day total LIFE-SIZE DAFFODILS: Ten-year-olds Alicia Keightley (left), her sister Paris and Asha Goddard blossomed on Friday, donating gold coins to the Cancer Society’s annual appeal. FLOURISHING SUPPORT: Arohena School students and teachers dressed in yellow to support the Cancer Society’s an- nual appeal last week and contributed $122. PHOTO SUPPLIED BRIMMING BUCKET: Otorohanga Daffodil Day volunteer Rob Gordon spent Friday morning delivering daffodils by the bucket to five fundraising stalls throughout the town. FLOWER POWER: Te Kuiti Daffodil Day volunteers Val Frew (above left) and Nicole Dixon manned a stall on Rora St on Friday while Piopio Primary School new entrants Max Sherriff (left) and Molly MacLachlan made jelly as part of their fundraising efforts. FOR THE CAUSE: Te Kuiti High School students Sam Bentham (left), Gavin Sneddon, Sophie MacDonald, Claudia Knight, Tia Rickards and Shanique Tutaki did their part for Daffodil Day on Friday.
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