More help for flood vic­tims

Cambridge Edition - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - EMMA JAMES

More than a month on from the Edge­cumbe flood res­i­dents are still try­ing to pick up the pieces, and Cam­bridge man Rocky Teepa wants to help.

He has set up a huge auc­tion event at the Cam­bridge Cos­mopoli­tan Club, to be held on Satur­day May 20 at 10am.

Teepa ral­lied around Cam­bridge busi­nesses to see what could be done and was pleas­antly sur­prised to re­ceive five pages of sig­na­tures with promised do­na­tions.

Hair dresses, au­to­mo­tive shops, cafes, gal­leries, build­ing shops, plumbing busi­nesses, travel com­pa­nies and many other busi­nesses are in­volved.

‘‘It took me a few weeks to put to­gether and I just walked the streets,’’ said Teepa.

Once the auc­tion is over, the money will be counted and do­nated to the May­oral Flood Ap­peal on givealit­tle.co.nz.

‘‘Some­one sug­gested to me to send clothes but that won’t work as well be­cause peo­ple are all sizes, this money can be used to fix their houses and things more ur­gent,’’ he said.

The fund has al­ready reached $67,000.

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