Market raises funds for charities
There were chocolates, beauty products and DIY home products for sale at the annual Roncalli College Young Enterprise market on Friday.
The market, which included 22 stalls, doubled as a fundraiser with at least 15 percent of profits donated to charity.
Roncalli College commerce teacher Regan Powell said about 300 people attended the market which raised $1000 for charity.
One of the groups made key rings and bottle openers by welding together bullet shells and a projectile. The group, which made about $500, donated money toward the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Jordan Trumper said they decided that was the best charity to donate towards as they play rugby and ski. ‘‘If we get injured, we might need it,’’ he said.
Another group sold hot chocolates and organic bath salts, and donated funds to Timaru Hospital. Charlotte Clarke said they chose the hospital as ‘‘we thought they might want some more toys for the kids there’’.
Powell said the market had been running for more than 10 years and had the potential to expand to other schools.