House auc­tion for home­less

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Stu­dents from Maun­gawhau Pri­mary School are turn­ing a Wendy House into a work of art to raise money for the home­less.

The stu­dents have worked hard on the play house be­fore it’s auc­tioned off to raise money for Te Puea Me­mo­rial Marae.

The marae in Man­gere Bridge opened its doors to home­less fam­i­lies on May 25.

The fundrais­ing project has been ini­ti­ated by Har­courts Mt Eden to cre­ate com­mu­nity sup­port for the emer­gency ac­com­mo­da­tion and as­sis­tance the marae has been sup­ply­ing.

‘‘The marae is do­ing such amaz­ing work and we re­ally wanted to help them out and en­sure they can carry on with the work they are do­ing for the com­mu­nity,’’ Lor­raine Mar­shall from Har­courts says.

The play­house was de­liv­ered to the school by crane.

Eleven-year-old pupil Mi­randa Wiseman has been get­ting creative.

‘‘The bot­tom layer is all about na­tive bush, and the green land­scape of New Zealand. There were flow­ers as well, and dots and pat­terns that will reach up to the top of the house,’’ she says.

The Wendy House will be auc­tioned at Mt Eden Bowl­ing Club, 17 Stokes Rd on Au­gust 25 at 5:30pm.

Visit givealit­ fundraiser/help4the­home­less for more in­for­ma­tion and to do­nate.

The Wendy House will be auc­tioned.

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