Bayleys boost for Big Splash Rangiora
Next year’s Big Splash is already taking shape with the first jumper already announced, more than 10 months out from the event.
The dubious honour goes to Bayleys North Canterbury manager and business partner Richard Peter, who put his name down as first of the ranks after Bayleys Rangiora agreed to take on naming rights of the event.
Promotions and membership coordinator for Rangiora Promotions Belinda Topp said it was very positive that a business had come on so quickly.
‘‘Rangiora Promotions put out sponsorship options for all our events a couple of months before the Big Splash,’’ she said. ’’It is such a wonderful cause — this is the only fundraising event and it is sometimes hard to cover our costs so we are really appreciative.’’
More than $6,000 was raised for the Rangiora Stroke Club this year, she said, which had enabled the club to add a physiotherapy session, and it was great to see those results.
Peter, a born and bred Rangiora resident, said being a family-owned company Bayleys had a keen focus on putting money back into the community and helping events to success for residents of the district. He hoped to help Rangiora Promotions to a record fundraising effort next year and vowed to be the first to take the plunge.
Bayleys sales consultant Ross Ditmer has is in his second year as chairman of Rangiora Promotions as well as having ben involved for more than 20, and was thrilled with Bayleys’ support.
A date for next year’s event has not yet been set but it is never too early to get thinking about getting involved and raising funds in the process — you might even be crowned next year’s Splash for Cash champion.
Richard Peter, Belinda Topp and Ross Ditmer.