Giving in the spirit of cake
Following September’s earthquake in Canterbury, members of Plimmerton Inner Wheel Club put their heads together to think how they could help the families worst affected.
With Christmas fast approaching, the club decided to make and donate Christmas cakes, to be distributed to those most in need of cheering up.
‘‘We were very pleasantly surprised at the support we received for our venture,’’ said club president Margaret Pine. ‘‘Not only did our members give 34 beautifully baked cakes, but Clearview Packaging from Lower Hutt donated the cake boxes, Elizabeth Taylor Graphics took care of the labels, and Mainfreight agreed to freight the cakes to Canterbury free of charge.
‘‘It just goes to show that the Christmas spirit is alive and well. We give our heartfelt thanks to all who helped. Without their generosity we couldn’t have done it.’’
The Inner Wheel Club of Riccarton has distrib- uted the cakes to 34 needy families in and around the Christchurch area.
‘‘At least we can give them a little bit of good cheer amongst all the devastation,’’ Ms Pine said.
Novelty scene: Idea Services members put a special spin on the nativity story for their end-of-year production, The Magnificent Little Fir Tree, last week.
Quake bake: From left, Plimmerton Inner Wheel treasurer Janet Reidy, secretary Yvonne Groom and president Margaret Pine with some of the 34 cakes members baked for Canterbury families still struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake.