Rac­ing fans as­sist com­mu­nity char­ity

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STE­WART

Speed­way fans head­ing to the track at Rangeview this Sun­day will be help­ing to sup­port the St John am­bu­lance ser­vice.

The club hosts a St John Char­ity Meet­ing ev­ery year and all tak­ings go to the char­ity.

Pres­i­dent Mar­cus Bullen said they chose to sup­port St John be­cause they pro­vided an ambu lance to stand by at ev­ery meet­ing.

‘‘It’s our way of giv­ing back to them and say­ing we ap­pre­ci­ate what you do for us,’’ he said.

‘‘As a club we try to sup­port ev­ery­one that sup­ports us.’’

They were also sup­port­ing one of their drivers, Lynette Horn, who is an of­fi­cer at Hamil­ton St John, he said.

Col­lec­tion buck­ets and raf­fle sales will add to the fund and all pro­ceeds will go to­wards new am­bu­lance equip­ment.

In pre­vi­ous years the club has raised up­wards of $2000.

Mr Bullen said they were hav­ing a ‘‘ter­rific’’ sea­son at Rangeview and it was good to see the crowds turn out.

‘‘The club is push­ing on and we have a strong com­mit­tee be­hind us,’’ he said.

‘‘We are plan­ning big­ger and bet­ter things for next year.’’ Here at the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle we are al­ways on the look­out for in­ter­est­ing things hap­pen­ing in the Mata­mata com­mu­nity. If you have an event coming up, are in­volved in some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent, or just have a good story to tell, please let us know about it! You can do so by stop­ping in at the Chron­i­cle of­fice on Broad­way, call­ing us on 888 7011, email­ing mata­mata.ed­i­tor@ wrcn.co.nz or post­ing a com­ment on our Face­book page.

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