Mar­ket raises funds for char­i­ties

South Canterbury Herald - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - ME­GAN SUTHER­LAND

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.

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