Popping good effort
National Bubble Week is about raising awareness of cystic fibrosis in New Zealand.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic mucus gland disease affecting the whole body, causing progressive disability and often resulting in early death.
The disease affects more than 500 people in New Zealand.
The rare disorder receives funding from the Government.
LJ Hooker held a sausage sizzle fundraiser last Thursday to show its support.
The firm raised $300 from the sizzle but has more proceeds to add up from the sales
little of wristbands and chocolate fish.
Matamata’s LJ Hooker’s office manager, Cara-Lee Storer said the fundraiser went really well.
‘‘There was great support from the locals and businesses involved,’’ she said.
LJ Hooker Matamata has supported cystic fibrosis for many years. The branch was keen to get on board with the annual event as staff know a couple of children in Matamata who have the disorder.
Everyone who bought a sausage was allowed to pop a balloon which contained a prize offer from local businesses.
These included Power Pizza, Horseman Cafe, Gifted, Matamata Beta Electrical, Matamata Hire, The Story Teller and Unichem Matamata.
Balloons for support: LJ Hooker staff from left, Gibson Barren, Jill Ireland, Terry Brewer, Marty Coatham ran a sausage sizzle to support cystic fibrosis week.