Western Leader : December 7th 2010
6 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2010 NEWS 3269720AC Family Care Pharmacy from baby to adult Gifts/Novelties Prescriptions Xmas Cards/Paper Sunglasses/Sun Care HENDERSON VALLEY PHARMACY 249 Henderson Valley Rd HENDERSON PH: 8370892 Easy Parking manheimfowles.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Ph: 09 918 0500 Budget Car Aucton • All makes and models • Trade-Ins, Excess Stock & Reposessions Large range of vehicles for aucton every Thursday at 12noon. Open for viewing from 9am MCCAA-WL101109 PLUS....Affordable battery replacement service! 3 Cartridge World Henderson 16 Railside Avenue, Ph: (09) 836 7246 Email: email@example.com Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 12 noon Cartridge World New Lynn 3077 Great North Rd, Ph: (09) 826 1022 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Saturday 9am to 1pm Glitzy night For sale: Kerre Woodham puts Prime Minister John Key's tie up for auction and helps raise an extra $7000 for Operation Heal. OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Family affair: Sir Peter Leitch with, from left: Granddaughter Kristin, wife Lady Janice, and daughters Julie and Angela. We did it. A cheque for $230,000 will soon be on its way to the National Burn Centre -- cour- tesy of the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Com- munity Trust. And we ve got you to thank for it. Readers contributed generously to our call for donations over the past four weeks. So too did the many bidders who turned up at the charity dinner and fund- raising auction on Friday. Their efforts, combined with your own, have made Operation Heal a resounding success and proceeds will now be used to buy the centre a much needed high-tech oper- ating microscope for plastic and reconstructive surgery. It doesn t get much better than this, trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. We put the challenge out there to everyone to help us raise money for a piece of equipment that will change many lives for the better. People responded better than we could ever have imagined. Among those to throw their weight behind the campaign is Prime Minister John Key. He proved to be the big drawcard at the dinner func- tion as he was interviewed on stage by broadcaster Paul Holmes. But no one could have guessed what happened next. Mr Key kindly gave up his tie and raised a quick $7000 to get the auction off to a fly- ing start. His impromptu offer of a self-hosted morning tea sold for $20,000 and was replicated for a second bidder who was just as keen as the first. It was an incredible ges- ture from the prime minis- ter, Sir Peter says. It really made the night and got us to where we wanted to be with our fundraising. Thanks also to our MC Kerre Woodham, Paul Holmes, comedian Ewen Gilmour, auctioneer Darren Brady and the band Black Salt. All of them gave their time freely to make this hap- pen and we are forever grate- ful. They were absolutely out- standing." Operation Heal was launched in November and has run in communities serviced by Suburban Newspapers between Papa- kura and Kaikohe. Sir Peter and his wife Lady Janice kick-started the donations with a cheque for $10,000 that was later matched by the Hugh Green Happy punters: Enjoying the night are, from left: Ashley Goodwin, Catherine Goodwin and Jos Verey. Around 500 people attended.
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