Posted by Grant Paice on Mar 06, 2019
Gift Wrapping Cheque Presentation Night
Last week we were delighted to host our gift wrapping families for the 10th year. 
They were:
Allenvale School
Aratupu Pre School & Nursery
Christchurch Girls Brigade
Christchurch NW Youth Group
Kiwi Family Trust
Papanui High
Papanui High PTA
St John
St John Youth Division
Soroptimist International
Tony welcomed our guests and shared that we raised a similar amount as last year with representatives from attending teams being introduced and presented with a cheque for $1,575.
A member from each of the 10 teams in attendance then shared the various activities these funds will be used for which included craft projects, trips & experiences youth might otherwise never experience, attending camps, funding a trip to Cambodia where attendees will help build villages & schools, prize giving books & sports uniforms, youth leadership training, supporting & feeding vulnerable locals, rebuilding resources and supporting families.
Thanks to Gordon who was a tower of strength throughout the event, Evan who helped ensure we were set up to go, LIFE Pharmacy for looking after the dollars, Rebecca & Laura from Northlands Mall for allowing us to organise and run this programme.
A  special thanks also went to Norma for making herself available to fill in at the last minute for those who couldn’t make it.