Char­ity auc­tion

Central Leader - - News -

An on­line auc­tion is rais­ing money to pro­vide Christ­mas ham­pers for fam­i­lies in need.

Items up for sale in the TradeMe auc­tion in­clude a walk-on part in Short­land Street, Gold Class cin­ema tick­ets, and a year’s sup­ply of fresh flow­ers.

The Life Cen­tre Trust aims to raise enough money to dis­trib­ute 6000 ham­pers through its an­nual Christ­mas Box ap­peal.

The pro­gramme has been run­ning for seven years and has de­liv­ered more than 11,000 boxes.

Project man­ager Lili Le­malu says 500 vol­un­teers work to pack the ham­pers which means ev­ery dol­lar raised can go to­wards buy­ing food and treats.

The boxes are given out by com­mu­nity groups in­clud­ing the Women’s Refuge, Barnar­dos and the Auck­land City Mis­sion.

Do­na­tions can also be made di­rectly through the web­page www.christ mas­

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