Trust donates shelter

CATHIE BELL
Last updated 05:00 16/02/2014

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The Blue Door Trust donated a bus shelter to the Marlborough District Council because it was a way to give to the general public who wouldn't normally benefit from its grants, it says.

The trust and Blenheim resident Jean Wilson both donated about $6000 for bus shelters to be installed in Blenheim this week. The trust's shelter was installed outside the Countdown supermarket in Redwoodtown and Mrs Wilson's in Budge St.

Blue Door Trust chairwoman Sue Duckworth said yesterday that it was usual for the trust to donate money to the community each year.

"We normally do it by way of small grants to various community groups who apply for funds for special projects.

"When we found out about the bus shelter idea we were keen to maybe donate some money to a cause that might benefit the general public who may not otherwise benefit from any funding given to organisations."

The trust chose the supermarket site as it felt the spot would benefit the maximum number of people, Mrs Duckworth said.

The trust hoped donating the bus shelter would further promote The Blue Door as an organisation that could help any group based in Marlborough, she said.

The Blue Door will soon be moving premises to 46 Seymour St, in Blenheim.

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- The Marlborough Express

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