Thanks to everyone who helped with head injury fundraiser
I would like to thank all who helped with my fundraiser for The Head Injury Network For Kiwis.
To my family who sat with me in the main street on Thursday, I really appreciated it very much.
Also thanks for collecting money from businesses and to those businesses and people who supported the cause, I am grateful and your donations will be well applied.
I appreciate the people who spread the word about my fundraiser, especially being such short notice. It has raised awareness about the effects of head injury and the fact that there is support there when needed.
No way can I forget the Matamata Chronicle for endless support, from publishing my story to the collection you took for me. Much thanks to a great team.
Also to National Bank staff who counted the donations, the BNZ staff for letting me sit outside the bank and the Matamata-Piako District Council for approving my lastminute fundraiser. Congratulations to John Lewis (ticket 18F) who won the $50 meat pack.
I was very pleased that people said they would now make sure they wore their helmets when cycling.
I wanted to raise awareness and I have succeeded somewhat in doing just that.
Also to those people who offered help to me next year should I do another fundraiser, I will definitely need you and will advertise in the paper closer to the time.
The total raised was $266.80, really good for a first time.
Everyone take care, you only get one brain, don’t take it for granted.
Thank you Matamata, what a kind and caring community I live in. Everyone, without exception, we came across was friendly, helpful and most of all gave their time graciously.
We had some very interesting conversations and I would like to congratulate Matamata.
Very refreshing and we will spread the word and definitely return shortly. PS: I took a copy of the Matamata Chronicle – the paper is of excellent quality; photos and writing clear, and good content. Even though we know hardly anyone there (except an ex-Te Awamutu man pictured, Jacob Henderson) it was interesting and readable. Again, congratulations.
I have also witnessed on multiple occasions police attendance at the skate park because of fighting and smashing bottles.
I’m not sure why this area deserves $50,000 to upgrade when the people using it don’t show any respect for what they have, or other people with their children trying to use the area.
I am not saying they don’t deserve it at all but maybe they should have to earn an upgrade rather then just be given it, by being given the responsibility to keep the area tidy and free from public disturbance. who can give us better political outcomes for New Zealand and improve living standard for New Zealanders ?
It’s time to look closely at the quality of politicians at all levels.
We need quality political incumbents.
Any Prime Minister must have previously been a chief executive of a major New Zealand company that was a leader in its field and returned net profits to New Zealand for more than 10 years.
No backbench MP should have less than a post-degree qualification and held senior managerial positions in New Zealand-owned companies for at least five years.
No minister can hold a portfolio unless they are highly qualified in the subject.
For example the Minister of Health must have been a consultant for say 10 years, Minister of Transport must hold all classes of driving licences plus all the endorsements and have no convictions or demerit points and have worked as a fulltime truck/bus driver, captained a deep sea container vessel, driven a train and tram, and piloted several versions of aircraft.
All other ministers would be required to be similarly qualified.
After all, politicians want quality teachers skilled in their subjects and hold post-degree qualifications so why shouldn’t we expect the same of the politicians/ ministers?