Holden paves the way in pink and ‘gold’ for An­gels

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By JOHN RYAN

Harper Henkes, 4 Favourite song? Favourite colour?

beau­ti­ful

Favourite game?

hide

Who is your best friend?

her

What makes you laugh?

funny face*

What makes you sad? When I get hurt What are you afraid of? Tigers, they roar! If you could change your name what would it be? So­phie, I like that name What are you re­ally good at? Karate, I have a

white and black belt

What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?

Cheese sand­wiches

What is your favourite fruit?

LOVE the red part

What would you like to be when you grow up?

A fairy princess Happy and you know it Pink and pur­ple, they’re Hide and seek be­cause I get to

How old is grown up?

52 Lexi, I draw pic­tures for Funny faces *pulls a Wa­ter­melon, I DUBBO’S a pretty gen­er­ous place but when the guys at Golden West Holden told me they’d set a $10,000 target to raise for the Pink An­gels in a single week I was pretty skep­ti­cal, that’s a lot of cash, es­pe­cially in a drought year in a ru­ral ser­vice hub like Dubbo.

Any­way, the to­tal won’t be in un­til next week, but ap­par­ently they’ve smashed the $10K mark, an amaz­ing ef­fort.

It’s set a new bench­mark for Dubbo busi­nesses get­ting in­volved with the fundrais­ers them­selves rather than just hand­ing over a cheque, and the Pink An­gels’ ef­forts in this col­lab­o­ra­tion were out­stand­ing.

The week be­gan with a Cock­tail Party and Auc­tion in the Holden Show­room with en­ter­tain­ment by Shane Ri­ley.

Tuesday evening saw the Women on Wheels Workshop, show­cas­ing the gen­tle art of ba­sic au­to­mo­tive main­te­nance which in­cluded check­ing fluid levels, chang­ing a tyre, how 2WD and 4WD works and what to do in an emer­gency. It was a fun and ed­u­ca­tional evening.

Thurs­day saw Golden West Au­to­mo­tive open up the deal­er­ship to lo­cal car en­thu­si­asts with a Cars Un­der the Stars evening, some of the flashiest clas­sic rigs in town put on show, with the Pink An­gels man­ning the BBQ for gold coin do­na­tions.

And it was GOLD GOLD GOLD for the Pink An­gels.

The Freaky Fri­day event came next, on Fri­day of all days - all week there were do­na­tion buck­ets and if enough money was raised then everyone would dye their hair Pink, so Fri­day af­ter­noon saw a lot of fun with the sales staff’s col­lec­tive hairdo’s un­der­go­ing pink makeovers.

On Saturday there was a Bake Sale in the show­room as well as a Car­wash run by the Dubbo Ju­nior Rugby Club.

Golden West has cer­tainly laid down the chal­lenge for other lo­cal busi­nesses to look at a new way of do­ing com­mu­nity busi­ness.

Golden West Holden staff have got be­hind Pink An­gels Inc this month, with a se­ries of events to raise $10,000. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS

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