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.

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