Club needs roof re­pair

North Shore Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - FELIC­ITY REID

Taka­puna Rugby Club mem­bers do not want an­other win­ter of wa­ter­marks on the walls and pud­dles on the floor.

So, be­fore the ‘‘full force of win­ter’’ ar­rives, the club based at Onewa Do­main plans to have nailed down the fund­ing for roof re­pairs.

The clu­b­rooms opened in 1973, thanks to the time and dol­lars of the rugby com­mu­nity, and the club is reach­ing out again to sup­port­ers to help raise the $50,000 needed for sub­stan­tial re­pairs.

Club chair­man Si­mon Cheesman said the roof, like all out­side ar­eas, while be­ing kept in okay con­di­tion, has been wors­en­ing over the last cou­ple of years.

‘‘While San­dra [South­worth, club man­ager] does a great job with buck­ets and clean­ing up, the time has come to re­solve the issue be­fore any other ma­jor dam­age may be caused by the rain and wors­en­ing con­di­tions,’’ Cheesman said.

‘‘We simply don’t want to de­value the as­set and put the club at risk of more ex­pen­sive other works down the line.’’

To raise the money for the roof re­pair, the club is call­ing on sup­port­ers to con­trib­ute by pur­chas­ing a sym­bolic nail for $250. Ev­ery­one who donates will also be recog­nised on a spe­cial plaque within the club fol­low­ing project com­ple­tion. Con­tact the club via email taka­puna_rugby@xtra.co.nz to find out how to con­trib­ute.

FELIC­ITY REID/STUFF

Taka­puna Rugby Club is rais­ing money to re­pair the roof of the clu­b­rooms.

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