Donation goes a long way
Mid Winter Christmas Festival committee president Jill Sanson-Emerton presents cheques to Pohlen Foundation chair Lady Margaret Spring and Child Cancer Foundation Waikato business development manager Kris Anderson. Each organisation received $7500 thanks to a successful Mid Winter Christmas Festival, held in Matamata in early July. Speaking after the event, Jill said the festival wouldn’t have been possible without the sponsors, voluntary staff and the schools and entertainers. ‘‘It’s been a fantastic occasion with the end result simply outstanding. Our charities will now benefit in such a huge way.’’ And they certainly have.