Sunday, 22 March 2015

Keikeri Rotary raise money for Vanuatu

Vanuatu collection raises $643.20

Bucket of love. Kerikeri Rotarians Vicki Douglas (left) and Peter Heath with the collection bucket into which locals poured more than $600 destined for the people of Vanuatu in just five hours.
People visiting The Old Packhouse Market in Kerikeri today (Saturday 21 March) put $643.20 into the Rotary Club of Kerikeri’s collection bucket for use in Vanuatu’s Cyclone Pam recovery effort.

The money was raised in just five hours.

The impromptu collection was organised by Rotarians Vicki Douglas and Owen Smith on a stall donated to Rotary by the owners of the market.

“Every single cent will find its way to Vanuatu,” said Rotary Club of Kerikeri President Bruce Mathieson. “That’s one of the benefits of donating to a cause through Rotary. There are no fees or deductions of any kind.”

The donation will be sent as cash to Rotary clubs in Vanuatu, for use as they see fit.

“This way there is no delay and the money will be used by the local people for the local people,” Mathieson said.

“We are extremely grateful to everybody who donated today. As usual, Kerikeri came up trumps.”