Doing good to get a vote for money

GERMARI HERSELMAN
Last updated 10:36 22/03/2014

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The Nativity Church Blenheim youth group are washing windows at a Blenheim service station in the hope of raising funds to replace a projector that was stolen from the church.

But they're not asking people to pay for the window washing service, instead they want them to "vote" for them in the Z Energy Good in the Hood programme.

Every Z Energy service station has $4000 to give away, and is asking customers to help them choose who to give it to.

Each customer is given a plastic orange disk to drop into a box representing different charities.

The other charities vying for the money at Redwoodtown are Alzheimers Society Marlborough, St John Ambulance and Diabetes Marlborough .

Church youth worker Jo Lane said: "We are washing car windows at the Redwoodtown Service Station in the hope that people will put their orange token in our box to help us. The more tokens we get the bigger the share we get of the prize money."

The church had a DVD player, film projector and food stolen in a burglary three weeks ago.

It was not worth claiming insurance due to the insurance excess, but they were really keen to buy a new film projector, Miss Lane said.

No-one had been arrested in relation to the burglary, she said.

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- The Marlborough Express

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