Rotary donate van to Starfish
A partnership between two well known Matamata organisations, means Starfish Social Services now has its very own vehicle.
Rotary Matamata have donated a used van to Starfish, for the use of transporting students to after-school programmes and other projects.
Following a presentation at Rotary Matamata about Starfish and its community work, Starfish manager Jo McNaughton says Rotary, offered to partner with them and provide the van.
Prior to this partnership, for two years Starfish had been using a van from Baigent Motors, which the company kindly provided.
Rotary Matamata immediate past president David Hulme says they felt the work of Starfish Social Services in the community was ‘very worthy’ of their support.
‘‘ We believe the work that Jo and her team at Starfish undertake is vitally important in the lives of young people in our town.’’
The $10,000 project came from a $4500 grant from Rotary District, which Matamata is part of, as well as Matamata Rotary’s second annual Concert at the Lake.