Community benefits from Lions' hay drive

23:40, Jul 23 2014

The Tuatapere Lions Club has given the community more than $30,000 that was raised during its hay drive.

Club president Quinton Donald said Hospice Southland received $10,000 and the Tuatapere Community Baths upgrade committee got $20,000.

"This year's donation to Hospice Southland brings the total donated by the Tuatapere Lions Club to more than $78,000 over the past 22 years."

The annual hay drive enjoys generous support from its many sponsors.

"Overall, our 22nd hay drive proved to be a very successful day. It's getting bigger each year, with a great turnout of supporters. In the past 10 years we have distributed more than $200,000 back to the community from the profits received from the hay drive. . ."

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