Rotary gathers scrap aiming to beat target
Have you got any scrap metal lying around that you would be prepared to donate to charity?
If so the Matamata Rotary Club wants to hear from you.
The service club is once again holding a scrap metal drive for charity and is asking farmers and residents, particularly in the Hinuera, Te Poi and Okoroire areas, if they could assist by donating unwanted scrap to the cause.
Club director John Gieschen said the aim was to exceed the amount raised from the inaugural event last May where more than $6000 was raised through the scrap drive in the Waharoa, Wardville Walton areas.
‘‘The project was a huge success last year and we are hopeful that people in the Hinuera, Te Poi and Okoroire areas will get in behind us and support us in this endeavour,’’ Mr Gieschen said.
‘‘ With June 1 rapidly approaching, this is a good opportunity for farmers in particular to clean up around the farm and help support projects within the Matamata community.’’
While this year’s event was targeting the three specific areas, Mr Gieschen said anyone wishing to donate scrap metal from other parts of the town or country would also be welcomed.
begin collecting the scrap from Saturday, May 19 with the project wrapping up on Thursday, May 31.
‘‘We would really appreciate any donation of scrap metal to assist us with this collection – from small to large amounts and anything in between,’’ Mr Gieschen said.
‘‘Rotarians will be available to come around to your property and collect your donations any time in the collection period but particularly on the weekend.’’
As with last year’s event, Mr Gieschen said, all funds raised would go directly back into local projects with the community.
Anyone wishing to donate scrap metal can contact John Gieschen on 888 4414 or Henry on 0272 794 284.