Waiheke Marketplace : December 8th 2010
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS Ostend Motors 2007 Ltd 2 Albert Crescent | Open 7 Days Ph 372 8949 | Fax 372 6045 Seasons Greetings to all our valued customers... Have a safe and happy Christmas! A Christmas present for you... Any fuel purchases over $50 go in the draw to win a BBQ! Fuel purchases over $30 go in the draw to win one of three Christmas hampers. Drawn 22/12/10 Winners notifed in Waiheke Marketplace edition 5th January 2011. EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com Glitzy night for Operation Heal For sale: Kerre Woodham puts Prime Minister John Key's tie up for auction and helps raise an extra $7000 for Operation Heal. OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Family affair: Sir Peter Leitch with, from left: Granddaughter Kristin, wife Lady Janice, and daughters Julie and Angela. Question time: Paul Holmes conducted an informal and entertaining interview with the prime minister. Top bid: Prime Minister John Key models a boxing robe signed by Muhammad Ali. His efforts -- plus a willingness to pose for a photo with top bidder Loulou Rice from Honey NZ -- ensured a selling price of $9500. Photos: FIONA GOODALL We did it. A cheque for $230,000 will soon be on its way to the National Burn Cen- tre -- courtesy of the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. And we ve got you to thank for it. Readers contributed generously to our call for donations over the past four weeks. So too did the many bidders who turned up at the charity dinner and fundraising auction on Friday. Their efforts, com- bined with your own, have made Operation Heal a resounding suc- cess and proceeds will now be used to buy the centre a much needed high-tech operating microscope for plastic and reconstructive sur- gery. It doesn t get much better than this, trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. We put the challenge out there to everyone to help us raise money for a piece of equipment that will change many lives for the better. People responded better than we could ever have imagined. Among those to throw their weight behind the campaign is Prime Min- ister John Key. He proved to be the big drawcard at the dinner function as he was inter- viewed on stage by broadcaster Paul Holmes. But no one could have guessed what happened next. Mr Key kindly gave up his tie and raised a quick $7000 to get the auction off to a flying start. His impromptu offer of a self- hosted morning tea sold for $20,000 and was replicated for a second bidder who was just as keen as the first. It was an incredible gesture from the prime minister, Sir Peter says. It really made the night and got us to where we wanted to be with our fundraising. Thanks also to our MC Kerre Woodham, Paul Holmes, comedian Ewen Gilmour, auction- eer Darren Brady and the band Black Salt. All of them gave their time freely to make this happen and we are for- ever grateful. They were absolutely outstanding. Operation Heal was launched in November and has run in communi- ties serviced by Sub- urban Newspapers between Papakura and Kaikohe. Sir Peter and his wife Lady Janice kick-started the donations with a cheque for $10,000 that was later matched by the Hugh Green Charitable Trust and the Sir Wil- liam and Lady Lois Manchester Trust. Suburban Newspapers general manager and trust representative David Penny is thrilled with the entire cam- paign. We identified a worthy cause and looked to our readers for sup- port in our efforts to do something good for the community. The response we ve had is just fantastic. Every single dona- tion, big and small, has contributed to this out- come and I thank all those who took the time to give. It s been a tough year for many New Zealand- ers on a number of fronts so it s nice for us all to enjoy a bit of good news as we say goodbye to 2010. Thank you everybody -- well done.
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