Calling it a day
As always, Dawson Bruce was the first person at the Chronicle office with his 2012 entry fee in hand, ready to enter the 35th J Swap Matamata Chronicle Tower Run.
Mr Bruce has become well known for participating in the Tower Run but, because of circumstances beyond his control, this year will be his last.
That will probably sadden many who have gathered at the finish line to cheer Mr Bruce on in previous years.
‘‘I went to see my doctor and he said I’m absolutely fine to do the walk so I thought I may as well do it this time and then that’s it,’’ he said.
‘‘ I feel very privileged to have been blessed with good health to be able to do this.’’
Last year Mr Bruce raised more than $ 7000 for the Canterbury Earthquake Fund.
This year he will be raising money for the Heart Foundation and Victim Support.
Anyone who would like to sponsor Mr Bruce can do so by calling into the National Bank in Matamata and making a donation into an account established by Mr Bruce.
All donations would be appreciated very much. Year 10 student Zep Clarke-lynn is making a positive impression – his positive attitude and commitment to always giving his best.
He was recently awarded the Williams’ Jewellery Good Citizen award for handing in a wallet he had found and helping retrieve a lost cheque out of it.
Zep loves English, maths, woodwork and music and he plans to do a building apprenticeship when he leaves school.
He represents the school at basketball and softball and has started boxing training to keep fit.
One more time:
Dawson Bruce taking part in last year’s Tower Run.
This year is the last time Mr Bruce will enter to raise funds for charity.