Sweet treats on sale at bank

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The Porirua branch of West­pac was do­ing its bit for the an­nual Chop­per Ap­peal last week, much to cus­tomers’ de­light.

The bank is the ma­jor spon­sor of the res­cue he­li­copter ser­vice, which re­lies on do­na­tions and fundrais­ing to op­er­ate. When the Porirua branch be­gan con­tact­ing po­ten­tial lo­cal spon­sors they did not have to go far, with the city’s Pak ’n Save of­fer­ing dozens of pack­ets of bis­cuits and pavlo­vas to sell.

By lunchtime on Thurs­day West­pac had nearly sold out, with staff es­ti­mat­ing at least $450 would be raised. Along with buy­ing the good­ies, cus­tomers were also do­nat­ing gen­er­ously into con­tain­ers around the bank.

The ap­peal runs through to the end of this month, with ev­ery cent raised go­ing di­rectly to the chop­per ser­vice. You can do­nate at the branch, on­line at chop­per­ap­peal.co.nz or text ‘‘chop­per’’ to 3181 to make a $3 do­na­tion.

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