Long-stand­ing fundraiser a Lions’ suc­cess

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By NICKI DAVIDSON

Some walked, some drove and oth­ers ar­rived by heli­copter – prov­ing that a gloomy morn­ing couldn’t dampen any­one’s spir­its at Sun­day’s IHC Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment held at the Mata- mata Golf Club.

IHC Waikato South chair­woman Chris­tine Lee said the com­mu­nity sup­port was in­valu­able, es­pe­cially from the Mata­mata Lions Club which had not only been or­gan­is­ing the tour­na­ment for more than 40 years but had vol­un­teered at it too.

‘‘ This is one of the ma­jor fundrais­ers for Mata­mata IHC and the Mata­mata Lions are re­ally gen­er­ous.

‘‘ We couldn’t do it with­out the sup­port of our com­mu­nity,’’ Mrs Lee said.

Once a


tally from do­na­tions, spon­sor­ship and raf­fles is known, the money will go to­wards Idea Ser­vices which runs a com­puter technology cen­tre in town of­fer­ing spe­cialised learn­ing equip­ment for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

The cen­tre has 32 stu­dents from around the Waikato, of­fer­ing one on one lessons and mod­ules to com­plete.

‘‘We’d like to get even more spe­cialised equip­ment to meet in­di­vid­ual needs, more touch screens, more cam­eras and more pro­grammes to teach adult lit­er­acy, nu­mer­acy and so­cial skills be­cause they are adults not chil­dren,’’ she said.

‘‘We have a state of the art com­puter cen­tre in Mata­mata and we are the envy of other places.’’

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Trans­port: Heli­copter was the pre­ferred mode of trans­port for some golfers on


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