Western Leader : October 7th 2011
www.westernleader.co.nz 3 WESTERN LEADER, OCTOBER 7, 2011 NEWS STILL Visit our website at www.wbshenderson.co.nz 32 HENDERSON VALLEY RD, HENDERSON. PH: 838 8868 FAX: 838 8533 OPEN DAYS 7 CASH OR EFTPOS ONLY • While Stocks Last Monday to Thursday 7 - 5.30, Friday 7 - 7, Saturday8-5,Sunday9-4 150x50 H4 Retaining 6.0mtr lengths ...$3.20mtr 100x40 Premium Decking....................$2.95mtr 100x40 Merch Decking........................$1.92mtr 100x25 Merch Decking........................$1.35mtr 100x25 Griptread Premium..................$1.90mtr Unbeatable Prices ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST We do not hide behind the small print. Hot Timber Prices NEW SCHOLARSHIPS Senior School Kristin is proud to announce the new Senior School Scholarship Programme. A number of assisted places have been generously funded by our business partners who wish to share the value of a Kristin education with students entering our Senior School in Term 1 2012. Applications close on 14 October 2011. For further information please contact the Registrar, Linda Teagle email@example.com 09 415 9566 Ext 2324 Charity cause close to home Special cause: Te Atatu volunteer firefighter Elaine Moore posed for the Child Cancer Foundation fundraising calendar just before finding out her teenage son had the disease. Miss April: Waiatarua volunteer firefighter Louisa Ferguson is honoured to be included in the calendar. Heating up: Glen Eden firefighter Richard Ford will get the year off to a good start as Mr February. Buff bod: Whenuapai firefighter Dan Nesbit didn't have to do much to get in shape for the shoot. By VANITA PRASAD VISIT WWW.FIREMANSCALENDAR.ORG.NZ TO GET YOUR CALENDAR WHEN Elaine Moore agreed to star in New Zealand s first female firefighters calendar she was doing it to help the Child Cancer Foundation. It s a cause that is now closer to home after her 15-year-old son was diag- nosed with cancer. I had done the photo shoot months beforehand, little knowing that it would affect my own family, she says. The Te Atatu volunteer firefighter says her son fell sick with what appeared to be a virus before doctors diag- nosed him with non- Hodgkin s lymphoma last month. Non-Hodgkin s lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocyte, a type of white blood cell that is produced in the bone mar- row and travels through blood to other parts of the body. Doctors detected the cancer while in stage four, early enough for the teen to be able to fight it off. He s had his first round of chemotherapy and there s an 80 to 90 percent chance that they ll be able to get rid of it, she says. The mother-of-four says cancer charities have always been her preference when supporting aid organisations. You can support a charity for a long time never knowing that one day you might need their support. You never know what s around the corner. The Child Cancer Foun- dation has been the principal recipient of the funds raised by the Fire Service calendar with more than $500,000 donated in the past 20 years. Ms Moore says she hopes her efforts in the calendar will pay off for her family and fellow Kiwis affected by child cancer. Three other west Auck- landers have also put their bodies on the line for the good cause. Waiatarua volunteer fire- fighter Louisa Ferguson was nominated for the calendar by her fellow firefighting fiance ´ Gareth Mullins. I think he was quite chuffed to have a calendar girl, she says. Miss Ferguson gave birth to her first child Caleb just seven months before baring her midriff for a photo and is honoured to be a part of the first Fire Service female cal- endar. It was a great experience and something I can now tick off the list. Glen Eden firefighter Rich- ard Ford, 22, says he s had a mixed reaction to his appear- ance as Mr February. My girl mates loved it and were really supportive but the boys gave me heaps of grief, he says. It had to be done though and it s for a good cause. Whenuapai firefighter Dan Nesbit, 21, says he didn t have to put much effort into getting buff for his calendar debut. I d just got back from a deployment with the military in the Middle East when my photo was taken. While Mr Nesbit had hoped to make the coveted cover, he s happy to be the new Mr October. It s the same month as my birthday so maybe the people who put the calendar together took that into account.
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