Community-minded Kiwi battler wins big for SPCA
Scavenging for community benefit has resulted in a $10,000 donation to Whangarei SPCA.
Bream Bay resident Yvonne Judge has been voted Northland winner of the New Zealand Kiwi Battler Awards, which allowed her to donate $10,000 to a charity of her choice. And she chose the Whangarei SPCA.
The national award, run by Gareth and Jo Morgan of the Morgan Foundation, entitles each regional finalist to nominate a charity to which $10,000 is paid.
Yvonne herself received $1000.
She set up a second-hand shop called Scavengers to raise money for her community.
Over 12 years she and a team of volunteers have raised more than $200,000 selling second-hand goods and collecting resources to give to primary schools.