Bay­leys boost for Big Splash Ran­giora

Northern Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - EMMA DANGERFIELD

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.

EMMA DANGERFIELD/ STUFF

Richard Peter, Belinda Topp and Ross Dit­mer.

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