Lady Spring has key to the city
A very well-known and respected Matamata woman has been honoured with a rare gift.
In a surprise ceremony for the guest of honour, Lady Margaret Spring was presented with a key to the city and the Community Contributor Award by Public Relations Association chairman Mike Buckman.
The ceremony was held at the i-Site, and included members of the Dalton’s Daisies, the association and Matamata-Piako Mayor Jan Barnes.
The key was given to Lady Spring in recognition for all her support for the Matamata community, in particular, her work fundraising for the upgrades and
‘‘Matamata can be well assured that the health issues around it are well taken care of.’’
saving Pohlen, sustainable.
‘‘It is very fitting for me as the mayor to offer you this community contributor award for you to wear with pride.’’
The presentation was met with surprise by Lady Spring, who was you made it clearly moved by the gesture.
In her speech Lady Spring talked about her time in Matamata, her decision to start fundraising and the journey through that process.
‘‘This is a huge honour and I have had a great journey,’’ said Lady Spring through tears.
‘‘There were lots of ladies lunches and raffles to make $1 million, but we got there in the end.
‘‘Matamata can be well assured that the health issues around it are well taken care of,’’ she said.
Neil Gibbs, Briar Carr, Denise Williams, Joanne Morgan, Mike Buckman, Lady Spring, Sue Whiting, Robin Burr, Sandra Hunter, Graeme Guilford. Lady Spring was awarded the Community Contributor Award and key to the city.