Hadlow to Harbour funds go to charities

Donors and representatives of local charities at a ceremony hosted by Timaru North Rotary Club on June 15.

Donors and representatives of local charities at a ceremony hosted by Timaru North Rotary Club on June 15.

Five South Canterbury charities have each been given a financial boost following this year's Hadlow to Harbour Fun Run.

The Timaru North Rotary Club raised $12,500 from the event and donations from those funds were given to the charities by the club last week.

The recipients included Hospice South Canterbury, the Life Education Trust, and Alzheimer's South Canterbury, with the funds to be spent on local people in need of support. Each organisation involved received $1500.

South Canterbury Stroke Club volunteer co-ordinator Ethel Elliotte said the club would use the money it received to help run a variety of programmes for stroke victims in South Canterbury. 

"We have an exercise club at Caroline Bay (pool) each week," she said. "Our money will go to lane hire at CBay."

Money would also go towards hall hire for another exercise group run by the stroke club, she said. 

"It will also pay for resources, like doctors for stroke victims."

Heart Foundation advocate Marthy​ Cloake said her organisation had been involved with the fun run for 21 years.

It uses funds to support people with heart disease and provide resources for heart disease victims in the community, Cloake said. 

"We are very, very grateful for the support of the Timaru North Rotary Club over all these years," she said.

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YMCA South Canterbury and Mid Canterbury general manager Keith Shaw said a number of organisations present at the ceremony received donations from a magic show the Timaru North Rotary Club hosts each December. 

The YMCA, St Vincent De Paul Society and Riding For The Disabled were recipients of funding from the magic show.


 - Stuff


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