Re­lay For Life fundraiser

The Tribune (NZ) - - GARDENING - Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Re­lay For Life is avail­able from re­lay­for­life.org.nz

The Book­wyrms are back. This long-haul Re­lay For Life team made up of staff from the Na­tional Li­brary and the De­part­ment of In­ter­nal Af­fairs, has con­trib­uted to the pop­u­lar Manawatu Cancer So­ci­ety fundraiser for the last 15 years.

Play­ing a ma­jor part in this fundrais­ing ac­tiv­ity are the an­nual plant and garage sales held in the Na­tional Li­brary carpark on Tre­maine Ave.

‘‘Each mem­ber of our team has been af­fected by the im­pact of cancer in our lives be it on a per­sonal level or through fam­ily and friends,’’ says the team’s plant sale con­venor, Jan Watts.

‘‘In past years we have been able to raise over $2000 for the fight against cancer from this sale.’’

12 lo­cal nurs­eries and gar­den cen­tres have do­nated seedlings, trees, na­tive plants and perennials for the team to sell this Satur­day Oc­to­ber 31 be­tween 8.30am -12.30pm.

‘‘As well as plants we will be sell­ing gen­eral house­hold items, books and cloth­ing. We wel­come do­na­tions of items from the pub­lic – these can be dropped off at Na­tional Li­brary 1015 Tre­maine Av­enue dur­ing work­ing hours,’’ Jan says.

Last year, the 19 mem­ber team’s to­tal fundrais­ing ef­forts, in­clud­ing raf­fles and spon­sor­ship from in­di­vid­u­als, raised $3766.

The Book­wyrms Plant and Garage Sale in sup­port of Re­lay For Life is in the Na­tional Li­brary of New Zealand car park, 1015 Tre­maine Ave this Satur­day Oc­to­ber 31 from 8.30am – 12.30pm, pos­si­bly for for the last time at the venue, as the Na­tional Li­brary is clos­ing down in De­cem­ber.

In time for spring plant­ing, the Book­wyrms gar­den sale re­turns to the Na­tional Li­brary of New Zealand carpark in aid of Re­lay For Life.

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