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Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

Daw­son Bruce is 85 years old, his hip gives him a bit trou­ble and he is al­most to­tally blind.

But this self­less man, who has been told by his doc­tor that he is as fit and healthy as a man half his age, was so moved by the dev­as­tat­ing Christchurch Earth­quake he is en­ter­ing the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle Tower Run in the hope that in­di­vid­u­als and Mata­mata busi­nesses will spon­sor him.

With tears run­ning down his face Mr Bruce makes one re­quest.

‘‘I’m do­ing this for the peo­ple of Christchurch. Please, please sup­port me.’’

Walk­ing for Christchurch is the name Mr Bruce has given to his cam­paign.

Mr Bruce will put the first $1000 to­wards the Walk­ing for Christchurch fund.

If you want to sup­port Mr Bruce please go to the Mata­mata branch of the Na­tional bank and make an anony­mous do­na­tion.

Fight­ing spirit: Daw­son Bruce with his home­made box­ing bag. Mr Bruce has been spar­ring ev­ery day and he be­lieves that’s the rea­son why he is fit and healthy enough to par­tic­i­pate in the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle Tower Run to raise money for the peo­ple of Christchurch.

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