Li­ons make good use of fer­tiliser

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Tawa Li­ons helped get lo­cal gar­dens bloom­ing with the re­vival of a 1980s fer­tiliser drive this spring.

The club raised $ 700 by de­liv­er­ing 100 bags of Hawke’s Bay fer­tiliser.

Thirty years ago, a sim­i­lar fundraiser was run by the Jaycees vol­un­teer club in Tawa.

‘‘We thought, why not re­vive it?’’ Li­ons mem­ber Keith Ken­der­dine said.

The real draw for gar­den­ers was hav­ing fer­tiliser de­liv­ered to their doors, al­though the slightly cheaper price was also pop­u­lar, Mr Ken­der­dine said.

The club dropped 2500 fly­ers around Tawa ad­ver­tis­ing the drive, which was so suc­cess­ful it will be held again next year.

It was pos­si­ble next year’s event would be run along­side a best gar­den com­pe­ti­tion, Mr Ken­der­dine said.

Money raised in the drive will sup­port Li­ons projects in Tawa, as well as its com­mit­ment to the Ron­ald McDon­ald House in Wellington.

Over the years, the Tawa Li­ons have given $ 30,000 to Ron­ald McDon­ald, and have a room named af­ter them in the fam­ily fa­cil­ity.

On Novem­ber 7, Tawa Li­ons gave $10,000 to Wellington Free Am­bu­lance, which will fund a neb­u­liser for each of the char­ity’s 25 am­bu­lances. Neb­u­lis­ers help asth­mat­ics breathe dur­ing an at­tack.

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