Free makeovers for a fresh start
Helping women to feel good about themselves is a quest Marie Makgill will never tire of.
The life coach has joined forces with the Balmoral branch of non-profit organisation Pillars, which helps women who have just been released from prison to reintegrate into society.
She is organising a project to give the women free makeovers and is looking for people who can offer a free service such as a haircut, makeover or food and nutrition advice.
Mrs Makgill says the makeovers will help women to look and feel their best when they are reunited with their families.
“I want these women to be able to like themselves for who they are,” she says.
“Because if you look in the mirror and you like what you see, that’s a good start in a new direction.”
Mrs Makgill is taking part in a Landmark leadership course and as part of the requirements she needs to organise a project to benefit the community.
She would love to hear from people who can offer a free service once or twice a year.
If you can help, email marie email@example.com or phone 027-487-0433. A budget blowout for the St Patrick’s Square upgrade has come at a cost to St Patrick’s Cathedral.
The Auckland City Council voted unanimously at its last meeting to an increase of up to $158,000 for the project budget.
The full cost increase of $600,000 was offset by the decision to remove cathedral lighting from the project, while laying ducting to allow for lighting in the future.
Cathedral business manager Kevin Sherlock says the loss of funding is disappointing but he understands the budget constraints the council is working under.
“We are grateful that duct work for the lighting will still be laid.”
Last month the council revealed costs for the $8.7 million project had increased by more than $800,000.
Since then $264,000 of savings were found after a reduction in price from the contractor and an overall estimate reduction from the quantity surveyor.
Removing lighting from the budget also saved $450,000, leaving a