Waiheke Marketplace : February 8th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) firstname.lastname@example.org Dene Priestley email@example.com Graphics Megan Clark firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6,104 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library). Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz AVAILABLE 6 FEBRUARY - 19 FEBRUARY 2012. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. You can't beat IN OSTEND 'The Barn' PHONE 372 5555 372 3080 Filtered bulk water deliveries 7 days Microlights return for a fundraiser A visit by a group of microlights and small planes will be raising funds for a good cause this Saturday. The Gordonton Micro- light Club flew 13 planes dating from World War Two to Waiheke last year to try a little taste of Wild Days Rum which is brewed on Waiheke by Russell Duurloo. Their return visit to the airfield on Musson Drive will act as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Street organisation that makes sure the island s teen- agers get home safely at weekends. Mr Duurloo has been a volunteer driver for the organisation for the past eight years. I thought it was a shame that a lot of Wai- heke missed the planes last year. It s a chance to have a day where people can come and look at them and raise money at the same time. The aircraft will be on show from 2pm to 5pm for a gold coin donation. As it will be weather dependent the rain date will be March 24. Runners are heroes for kids like Hannah Little battler: Entrants in this year's Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will be helping children like cancer survivor Hannah Lacey. It s hard to believe little Hannah Lacey can still raise a smile when you consider all she s gone through in her short life. The six-year-old was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour just before Christmas in 2010. Soon after cancer was also found in her lungs. She spent weeks in hospital and had her right kidney removed before undergoing a gruelling treatment that included 35 days of chemotherapy, seven days of radiotherapy, eight blood transfusions, 21 weeks being fed by a naso-gastric tube, sur- geries, scans, blood tests and clinic visits. All looked good in August last year when Hannah completed her treatment, returned to her old life back with her parents and sister Imogen. But ill health returned in early Octo- ber and she was admit- ted to Starship Child- ren s Hospital with a suspected viral infection. Doctors instead found a Wilms metastasis just seven weeks after Hannah was sent home. Eighteen sessions of radiotherapy followed and the Lacey family was sometimes told to expect the worst. We feel very lucky Hannah is alive, mum Nicole says. We have been told a number of times not to expect to bring her home. On the Christmas Eve she was diagnosed we were told it was possible she wouldn t make it through the weekend. The Child Cancer Foundation did all it could to help the Laceys through the ordeal. During our first week of diagnosis our family support co-ordinator was there with petrol vouchers, meal vouchers, phone top-ups, infor- mation about the hos- pital and support, Nicole says. We were also lucky enough to receive a large Santa sack full of extra toys and food which made our long stay in hospital a little easier. Hannah s treatment is now over but she will have three monthly scans for the next two years and regular moni- toring until she is at least 15. The Child Cancer Foundation is among beneficiaries of this year s Ports of Auckland Round the Bays Fun Run on March 18. It will get $30,000 to provide 500 parents with electric thermometers to monitor children like Hannah and help them on the road to recovery. The run is partly sponsored by Fairfax New Zealand, owner of the Waiheke Market- place. Suburban general manager David Penny encourages readers to register for the event and help make a difference. To hear a story like Hannah s is just so inspiring, Mr Penny says. But the key is regis- tration. If you don t register you don t pay the entry fee -- and that means kids like Hannah miss out. Other charities ben- efiting are the Make a Wish Foundation and the Garden to Table Trust. Entry costs $10 for children 16 and under and $15 for adults. Register online at www. roundthebays.co.nz.
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