Town and country go head to head

MARY WITSEY IN WINTON
Last updated 10:53 06/06/2013
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Southland Spirit of a Nation brand co-ordinator Gerry Forde polishing off his suit and gumboots in preparation for a major community fundraising event in Winton in July. Teams from town and country will battle it out to raise funds for several local groups, while the public are entertained with a night of fun and laughter.

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Tickets go on sale this week for a major Central Southland fundraising event which will support several new developments in Winton.

The boots will be taking on the suits as Winton town goes head-to-head with country at the Winton Memorial Hall on July 13.

The two teams will battle it out for supremacy in entertaining and comical competitions.

It is all for a good cause, with the aim to raise money for much-needed facilities in Winton, including the new town skatepark.

Southland Spirit of a Nation brand co-ordinator Gerry Forde is ready to support them in achieving their goals.

''It's going to be a great community night, when everyone works together for the benefit of the town,'' Mr Forde said.

The Winton Country team will raise funds for the Winton Football, Rugby League and touch clubs and their proposed Moore's Reserve consortium development, and for Hillside School.

The Winton Town team will be working for the Winton Skatepark and Community Pool facilities.

''We're raising community spirit and community funds with a night of fun, humour and auction fund-raising. Everyone gets something out of it and in reality everyone wins because the funds stay in the community and go towards assets that everyone can enjoy,'' Mr Forde said.

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