Fritz’s jumper finds a sta­ble

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata horse trainer Paul Per­trab placed the win­ning bid on a spe­cial edition Chiefs’ jersey.

Worn by Fritz Lee in a Chiefs’ match against the Blues, the jersey was sold in a silent auc­tion or­gan­ised by the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).

Bid­ding was open at BNZ stores in Mata­mata, Mor­rinsville, Te Aroha and Huntly, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards the win­ner’s lo­cal Plun­ket branch.

Mr Per­trab said he placed his bid be­fore the Su­per Rugby fi­nal and was sur­prised that he had won.

His 11-year-old son Kur­tis was a huge Chiefs’ fan and the money was go­ing to­wards a good cause, he said.

Mata­mata Plun­ket would re­ceive the $400 bid and pres­i­dent Janelle Burn­side said it was huge for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“We are a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion and we rely on community sup­port,” she said.

“It’s a huge help and we so ap­pre­ci­ate it.”

The money would go to­wards re­pair­ing the leaky roof at Plun­ket’s premises, she said.

Sup­porter: Paul Per­trab, cen­tre, placed the win­ning bid on this spe­cial edition Chiefs jersey. Pic­tured with BNZ agri-busi­ness part­ner Keith Lunn, BNZ store man­ager Kylee An­der­son and Mata­mata Plun­ket pres­i­dent Janelle Burn­side.

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