Rare bear sale to aid can­cer so­ci­ety

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The Bal­loons of Re­mem­brance fundraiser is a won­der­ful way to hon­our loved ones, and is now also a fine re­minder of a well-known Mata­mata res­i­dent who, even af­ter her pass­ing, is giv­ing back to Daf­fodil Day.

The late Helen Macken­zie was well known for her sup­port of Daf­fodil Day and is con­tin­u­ing to sup­port the Can­cer So­ci­ety through her be­quest of a rare col­lec­tor’s item.

Rosie, a porce­lain bear of the 1997 Ted’s col­lec­tion, de­signed by Hobo De­signs Ltd in Lon­don, is avail­able for auc­tion on Trade Me. One hun­dred per­cent of the pro­ceeds from this sale will be added to the col­lec­tion plate for the Bal­loons of Re­mem­brance fundraiser.

Rosie is a limited edi­tion col­lec­tor’s bear. She has been val­ued at $600 and comes with a cer­tifi­cate of au­then­tic­ity.

If the Trade Me sale is un­suc­cess­ful, there will be an op­por­tu­nity to bid on her as part of a silent auc­tion at the Au­gust 30 Bal­loons for Re­mem­brance event, along with a patch­work cot blan­ket and patch­work dou­ble blan­ket.

There will also be many do­nated ar­ti­san items, such as a paint­ing by Rox­anne Hansen and a pho­to­graph of the Aurora Bo­re­alis by award- win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher He­lena Gratkowski, for raf­fle. All auc­tion and raf­fle items will be on dis­play in the win­dow of the for­mer Con­cept’s store on Arawa St.

For a closer look at the items for auc­tion, con­tact the event or­gan­is­ers, Rex­ine Hawes on 021 477 089 or San­dra Hunter on 888 6557.

All money raised from the Bal­loons event will go to the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Can­cer So­ci­ety, ear­marked for our com­mu­nity.


Up for grabs: Rosie, a porce­lain bear of the 1997 Ted’s col­lec­tion, is for sale on Trade Me and pro­ceeds will go to the Bal­loons of Re­mem­brance fundraiser.

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