Gifts sent to Christchurch

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Waikato MP Lind­say Tisch is en­cour­aged and heart­ened by the gen­eros­ity of con­stituents in re­sponse to his ap­peal to sup­port the ini­tia­tive ‘‘Shoe Boxes of Love’’.

‘‘ The re­sponse to this from all over the Waikato Elec­torate has been very gen­er­ous,’’ Mr Tisch said.

These boxes were in­tended as gifts to in­di­vid­u­als who have suf­fered from the Christchurch earth­quakes and were sent as items of love from other New Zealan­ders.

‘‘I was par­tic­u­larly touched to see the ones the school chil­dren did that were dec­o­rated so cheer­fully and were in­di­vid­u­ally ad­dressed to ‘‘girl of 9’’ or ‘‘ teenage boy’’ as they showed real thought and con­sid­er­a­tion had gone into the gifts,’’ said Mr Tisch.

Boxes were de­liv­ered to all three of Mr Tisch’s of­fices in Mata­mata, Cam­bridge and Te Kauwhata.

‘‘ To know the Ro­tary funded van was full to brim­ming over as it left the Waikato on its jour­ney south made me very proud of our district. I know these gifts will lift the spir­its and give real plea­sure to the peo­ple in Christchurch who have had a very tough year,’’ said Mr Tisch.

Lind­say Tisch

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