Buy­ing coffee in Fe­bru­ary will sup­port Pohlen

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On - TERESA HAT­TAN

Pur­chas­ing a coffee from Mata­mata coffee shop O’del’emz next month will ben­e­fit Pohlen Hos­pi­tal.

Through­out the month of Fe­bru­ary, all 29 days of it, ev­ery coffee you buy at O’del’emz will see a do­na­tion given to the town’s hos­pi­tal.

Pohlen Foun­da­tion trustee Stu Koch orig­i­nally came across the idea. A good friend sug­gested a cafe in Hamil­ton which picks out a char­ity once a month. ‘‘They said ‘why don’t you go and see them?’ But it was just tak­ing the idea and lo­cal­is­ing it,’’ he said.

The Foun­da­tion then ap­proached O’del’emz owner/op­er­a­tor Derek Far­relly, who said he was only too happy to help. Derek now hopes Fe­bru­ary will be a busy month with plenty of cof­fees sold. In a usual week, hun­dreds of cof­fees are usu­ally sold at the pop­u­lar cafe, he said.

Pohlen Foun­da­tion chair­woman Lady Mar­garet Spring said it was grat­i­fy­ing to know that busi­nesses in the com­mu­nity know about Pohlen. ‘‘It’s nice to know that the busi­nesses re­ally take us to heart.’’

The pro­mo­tion is open to any other busi­nesses want­ing to take part. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Char­lene at the Foun­da­tion of­fice.

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