Arthri­tis thanks

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

Arthri­tis is a se­ri­ous health is­sue, af­fect­ing one in ev­ery 1000 chil­dren and one in six peo­ple over the age of 15 in New Zealand.

That’s over half a mil­lion Ki­wis na­tion­wide.

Arthri­tis New Zealand’s mis­sion is to im­prove the health and well-be­ing of peo­ple af­fected by arthri­tis.

It costs us over $5 mil­lion dol­lars an­nu­ally to main­tain our ser­vices and as part of our fundrais­ing we hold an An­nual Ap­peal for a week ev­ery Septem­ber.

This year, we were very for­tu­nate to have the sup­port of two lo­cal youth groups, Y-Ran­gatahi in Pu­taruru and the ATC stu­dents in Toko­roa.

These groups or­gan­ised and car­ried out the col­lec­tion of do­na­tions on the streets of Pu­taruru and Toko­roa with en­thu­si­asm and com­mit­ment.

They suc­cess­fully raised both the pro­file of Arthri­tis New Zealand and over $1000 to­wards our fundrais­ing to­tal.

This was a fan­tas­tic ef­fort and I would like to ex­press my sin­cere thanks to Pani, Wyl­lie and their teams for their out­stand­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Thank you also to the peo­ple and busi­nesses of Toko­roa, Pu­taruru and Ti­rau who showed their gen­eros­ity and com­mu­nity spirit.

Carol Hall Re­gional Fundraiser Waikato

Arthri­tis New Zealand

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