Hospice auction has school flavour

Last updated 12:00 10/07/2014

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A night of fun and fundraising is to be dedicated to the memory of Feilding man Hamish Coulter, who died aged 36 from melanoma cancer early last year.

The Arohanui Hospice is holding a "Remember the Old School Days Bash" at the Feilding Civic Centre on July 26. Supporting the event is the ANZ Bank, which was where Coulter worked as a rural manager.

Operations manager Louise Bartholomew is encouraging people to drag out their old school ties and fundraise in a fun environment.

"We have a $2.3 million shortfall each year and this is one of our main fundraising events. The ANZ Bank also wanted to do an annual fundraiser in Hamish's memory so we are working jointly on this.

"There's a lot of people who like to support the hospice, and this is a way they can do that while having fun with friends and family."

Bartholomew is hoping there is support for the event from throughout the region.

The School Days Bash includes a dinner and Popular Feilding dance band Twisted will provide music.

A charity auction will also be held and more donations are welcome. The Feilding Hospice shop is also keen for anyone to donate any old school uniforms to sell to those attending.

Tickets are $60, available at the hospice or Feilding Hospice shop.

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- Manawatu Standard

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