Funds go to worthy cause
Te Aroha writer Margaret Hunter didn’t have to think twice about who was going to benefit from funds raised from the sales of her latest book Breaking Boundaries.
After releasing her first, selfpublished book and donating a set amount from the sale of each book to the Cancer Society, she decided this time Te Aroha Community Hospital would be her worthy cause.
‘‘We have this marvellous hospital here in Te Aroha,’’ she said.
Hunter presented a cheque for $600 to Te Aroha Community Hospital Clinical Nurse Manager Gaylene McMeniman.
The money will go towards purchasing a brand new M3A Edan Vital Signs Monitor, which provides essential measurements for patients’ pulse rate and temperature among other things.
‘‘We are so grateful for any funds we receive. It allows us to go ahead and purchase much needed equipment.’’
Hunter self- published her book Breaking Boundaries, which is a collection of short stories and mini biographies written in true Kiwi style.
Hunter drew on her life experiences for the short stories, however, they were all works of fiction with varied themes.
She donated $5 from each book she sold and the amount raised exceeded her initial expectations.
‘‘It was just the right thing to do. I’m really pleased with how the book sales went and would like to thank everyone who purchased it.’’
‘‘We have this marvellous hospital here in Te Aroha which is an asset to this community.’’
Gaylene McMenamin and Margaret Hunter.