Auc­tion ex­ceeds all ex­pec­ta­tions

South Waikato News - - FRONT PAGE -

When the school ap­pealed to the ru­ral com­mu­nity to help fundraise to seal its sports court, Te Waotu School prin­ci­pal Bruce Dar­roch didn’t ex­pect the money raised to not only seal the court but also en­able ex­tra re­sources for the stu­dents. A stunned Mr Dar­roch was truly touched by the com­mu­nity’s gen­eros­ity at the school’s an­nual auc­tion fundraiser.

Last year the school raised just over $18,000 at the auc­tion, this year a whop­ping $26,500 was made.

‘‘To raise this sort of money is amaz­ing,’’ Mr Dar­roch said.

‘‘This is a true ex­am­ple of the big hearts in the ru­ral com­mu­nity.’’

Mr Dar­roch paid trib­ute to the Simp­son and Ranger fam­i­lies who or­gan­ised the day’s events, and thanked all the busi­nesses who do­nated goods to the auc­tion and the com­mu­nity who turned out to sup­port it.

The school also held its an­nual calf club day be­fore the auc­tion.

To check out pic­tures from the day turn to page 10.

SPI­DER KIDS: Hunter Parker and his part­ner in crime fight­ing, Ge­orge the goat, had the cit­i­zens of Waotu feel­ing safe at their an­nual Calf Club Day.

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