Fundraiser for new roof at race­course

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Fox­ton-based Green­heart Hub Trust is hold­ing a raf­fle to help raise funds for the new roof needed on the Fox­ton Race­course’s old Tote build­ing.

This build­ing is des­tined to be the home of the trust which plans to house their art re­cy­cling busi­ness there. Raf­fle prizes in­clude wooden toys.

Hub vol­un­teers were at the Fox­ton Beach Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Mar­ket last Sun­day and found there was a lot of in­ter­est in their work.

“It was great chat­ting to the peo­ple who came through about what we are do­ing and get­ting a feel­ing how much com­mu­nity sup­port is out there for this project. We are creat­ing some­thing ex­cit­ing for the com­mu­nity ,” said co­or­di­na­tor Amba Wright.

She said their re­cy­cled plas­tic bag sun hats are prov­ing pop­u­lar and or­ders are com­ing in thick and fast.

“They are a huge amount of work, but look great and are very com­fort­able to wear. Some have asked if it would get hot un­der them, but those who have worn them say the holes act as ven­ti­la­tion so they are great to wear.”

Many have also said they feel the hats have an added ben­e­fit, as the hats are made to fit, so they don’t blow off in the wind.

“We are now ac­tively putting the call out to lo­cal peo­ple who may be able to spare an hour or two here and there to prep the bags to be turned into the hats, bags and dog leads. There is al­ways room for more con­fi­dent cro­cheters to join the pro­duc­tion line, if this is some­thing you could help with.

“Those in­ter­ested in help­ing could meet us on a Fri­day from 10am-12pm at Te Awa­hou Nieuwe St­room. They can also make the prod­ucts in their own time at home. All pro­ceeds are go­ing to­wards the re-roofing of the Tote build­ing.”

On Sun­day af­ter­noon a team of Green­heart vol­un­teers loaded some wood that will help the com­mu­nity gar­den beds un­der way.

‘room There is al­ways for more con­fi­dent cro­cheters to join the pro­duc­tion line.’

■ Green­heart fundrais­ing raf­fle is to win a hand-crafted wooden toy, $2 a ticket. Con­tact 0276008638 if you would like to sup­port this fundraiser and pro­mote the use of a wooden toy for a loved one in­stead of plas­tic.

Wooden toys to be won in the Green­heart Hub raf­fles.

Used plas­tic shop­ping bags are turned into stylish sun­hats.

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