Giv­ing in the spirit of cake

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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