Ro­tary gath­ers scrap aim­ing to beat tar­get

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By DAVID HULME

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.

Ro­tar­i­ans

would

and

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.

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