Big win to Abbey

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

The Win­ner Takes It All is an Abba song from the mu­si­cal Mamma Mia!

A sub­mis­sion based on a lo­cal pro­duc­tion of the Globe Award­win­ning mu­si­cal last year has won Abbey Mu­si­cal Theatre Palmer­ston North’s Supreme Trust­power Com­mu­nity Award.

Pre­sented in the Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Tues­day , the awards ac­knowl­edged the work vol­un­teers ded­i­cate to mak­ing their com­mu­nity a bet­ter place.

About 60 vol­un­teers put in nearly 21,000 hours on the Mamma Mia! pro­duc­tion to col­lect the $1500 tro­phy and to rep­re­sent the re­gion at the na­tional awards in Ro­torua in March. The theatre group was also the Arts and Cul­ture win­ner.

The Youth Spirit Award went to Joel Fleet-Stephen­son, of Palmer­ston North Boys’ High. The deputy chair of the Palmer­ston North Youth Coun­cil led his school’s World Vi­sion Fight For Syria fundrais­ing cam­paign, net­ting $12,000. The Her­itage and En­vi­ron­ment Award went to Hu­man Aid Fo­cus NZ for sal­vaging re­cy­clable tim­ber.

REACH Roslyn won the Health and Well­be­ing cat­e­gory for its work in Roslyn School and for the Wacky Wa­ter Day. Ara­puke Trails Group took out the Sports and Leisure sec­tion for de­vel­op­ing a moun­tain-bik­ing trail in Ara­puke For­est Park. The Ed­u­ca­tion and Child/Youth De­vel­op­ment award went to Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters.

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