Coastguard Mayday appeal adds $25,600

Last updated 05:00 25/01/2014

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A $20,000 donation from a commercial operator and a donation from Hong Kong are among the funds put through this week for the Bluff Coastguard's Mayday appeal.

Bluff Coastguard president Andy Johnson said $25,600 had been donated this week.

As well as the significant donation from the commercial operator, a generous donation had come from an ex-pat Kiwi living in Hong Kong. The donation was made in memory of his brother, Ben Knight, who had operated the fishing boat Rigel in Foveaux Strait and died in December.

There were also other donations of $1200 and $1000, he said.

Support from southern businesses was also heartening.

This week's donations came from: Mrs A Price, C J and J Thomas, R Moore, D C Henderson, P J Johnston, Southland Anaesthesia, Hellfire Enterprises, Simeon Diving Services Ltd, O C and M V Beaton, B H and S Knight, Kowhai Fishing Company, J A Humphries, S D Hudson, Brewer Waitui Company Ltd, W J and R L Uru, L Scott, G E and L Smith, Big Bay Fishing & Sea Watch Ltd, B Holsted, D Knight (Hong Kong).

The Bluff Coastguard needs your help to raise $1.2 million for its new boat. To help the coastguard save lives, donations can be made to an account at the SBS Bank: 03-1355-0769972-00

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