$5,000 it’s in the bag fundraiser
Over $5,000 was raised at the Tokoroa High school Trust Fundraising Dinner last month that will be used for future proofing educational opportunities for the community.
A fundraiser was held at Tokoroa High School to promote and raise money for the younger generation in the Tokoroa community.
The night involved dinner, music, entertainment from students and a mock version for the game show ‘It’s in the bag’.
The show was hosted by Dean Tereu and Brian Reid who challenged themselves to keep the audience entertained as well as getting them involved.
To start the night the pair preformed a skit which enabled the audience to experience their sense of humour.
Once the game was underway, their unrehearsed performance kept the audience in laughter and wanting more.
Tereu said ’’The purpose of the night was to raise money for our trust, but also to showcase the incredible talent we have in this community and come together for a fun evening.’’
He said the night was a huge success with just over $5,000 raised towards Trust.
He said the Trust is working on a long term vision of raising $1,000,000 that can never be spent, with the interest only being used to fund opportunities for the young people of Tokoroa in the future. The trust has so far raised about $210,000. Throughout the night, donated prizes such as hoodies,vouchers and objects were kindly gifted out from local businesses and people as part of the game.
Auctions also took place throughout the game where the public became very generous when bidding for hand crafted goods, and the famous rugby league kit of former Tokoroa High School student Joseph Manu .
Tereu said ‘‘The mix of outstanding student entertainment, an awesome dinner prepared by the school’s catering class, a classy venue and an ‘‘entertaining’’ game show created a positive evening enjoyed by a capacity of 100 people.
‘‘We are pleased with the outcome and look forward to an even better evening next year.’’
Tereu said the trust invites local business, families and individuals to consider contributing to this much needed initiative, and said next years event will be even bigger and better.