Clubs split the proceeds

Last updated 10:14 14/08/2014
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MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK: Members of the South Canterbury Combined Rural Secondary School hockey team and Caitlin Shimmin pitched in to help the Temuka Lions Club split wood in order to raise funds.

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Volunteers lent a helping hand to spilt firewood under the Lions Club's new work-and-help policy.

Members of the South Canterbury Combined Rural Secondary School hockey team are raising funds to travel to the West Coast in the next school holidays to play in a tournament.

Caitlin Shimmin also took part in the Temuka Lions Club's morning of wood splitting as she is planning to travel to South Africa next year to help underprivileged children.

This was the third year the hockey girls and parents from Temuka, Fairlie and Geraldine split firewood with the club. There were four splitters and girls helped to stack the pile of firewood behind them, ready for next year.

As the Lions Club receives many requests for funds, its new policy is to ask applicants to "come and help raise some funds yourselves". Most groups enjoy the experience and, as one coach said: "It is a good team- bonding experience too."

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- The Timaru Herald

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