Auc­tion for Tamzyn

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - ABBY BROWN

‘‘You re­ally don’t know how much you have changed our lives for now and the fu­ture. We are just so lucky to live in such a beau­ti­ful and gen­er­ous com­mu­nity.’’

An auc­tion to help build a bed­room for Tamzyn Twi­dle raised $20,000.

The Oc­to­ber 29 event at Trac Sport Bar, which was or­gan­ised by the Mata­mata Meat Com­pany owner Owen Hen­der­son and Be­van McKay from Mata­mata New World, has boosted the Twi­dle fam­ily’s funds to $45,000. The fam­ily has also moved to ASB Bank who have given them an ex­tra $30,000. Tamzyn’s mum, Rae­gan Ed­wards, now thinks they have enough money to start plan­ning the bed­room for their dis­abled daugh­ter. The fam­ily also have more lo­cal busi­nesses who have of­fered their ser­vices in de­sign­ing and build­ing the room.

Rae­gan said her fam­ily could not ex­press their grat­i­tude to ev­ery­one in­volved.

‘‘We re­ally don’t know how to thank ev­ery­one in­volved enough,’’ she said.

‘‘You

re­ally

don’t know how much you have changed our lives for now and the fu­ture. We are just so lucky to live in such a beau­ti­ful and gen­er­ous com­mu­nity.

‘‘We know it won’t cure Tamzyn, and we know we still have a rocky road ahead, but to be able to of­fer Tamzyn the best life she can pos­si­bly have is all thanks to all of you who have do­nated, and sup­ported us through our jour­ney.’’

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