Perfect day at the fair
Lincoln University’s Future Leaders Scholarship students pulled off a successful charity fair on Sunday, with the weather playing ball for the perfect day.
Organiser Pippa Huddleston said the group of 51 students attracted a crowd in the hundreds onto the campus’ rugby fields for the fair, raising more than $1070.
‘‘It went really well, better than expected. It’s [the money raised] pretty good considering it was all from gold coin donations.’’
The money would be split between six charities; the RSA, New Zealand Fire Service, Canteen, Samoan Victims Support Group, Ronald McDonald Hose and Depression NZ.
Huddleston said the students began planning the event in April as part of the Lending a Hand component of their scholarship.
‘‘It was a bit of a mission, but it worked well.’’
Along with food trucks, markets stalls, bouncy castle and petting zoo the students ran activities to entertain the crowds.
Huddleston said she would love for the event to become a regular fixture on the Lincoln University calendar, but thought likely be a one off.
‘‘Hopefully another group might take it on. It was just such a good day.’’
She said it was good for the university to welcome the public onto the campus to build connections between the students and the community.