Six Massey University flatmates whose flat was burgled and torched have resorted to catering to recover a small part of what they lost.
Hundreds of people lined up to get a Marmite and chip sandwich from the flatmates at the university's concourse yesterday.
Their former Morris St flat was burgled and burnt down last month - a devastating blow for the students considering only one of them had insurance.
But using Marmite, bread, butter and chips donated to them by Pak'n Save, they raised $230 in an hour by making sandwiches for a gold coin donation.
Marmite began disappearing off shelves in March because of quake-damage at the Christchurch factory, but Pak'n Save spokeswoman Eloise Hay said rather than sell the last few packs, the company decided to award them to people in need.
One of the flatmates, Hogan Gill, said the money raised would be donated to another flatmate, Tom Nelson, who lost all of his art and craft supplies in the fire.
They raised $200 last week by auctioning on Trade Me a Marmite jar that survived the flat's fire.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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