Clutha District raises thousands for Far North after Cyclone Gabrielle
From the deep south to the far north, Clutha residents have shown their aroha and raised in excess of $3200 for the Far North District community in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle.
In February, Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan committed to supporting the Far North District and called on Clutha businesses and residents to also show their support.
The total raised so far is more than $3200, with some fundraising still to come in.
Mayor Cadogan says “It’s fantastic and unsurprising to see the generosity of our community and local businesses in supporting fellow kiwis affected by the cyclone. It will be a long road to recovery and it’s heartening to know that together we’re playing a part in that recovery.”
The team at Clutha District Council held a range of events, including barbecues, raffles and donating pool entry fees. The team at Clutha Health First held a raffle, Clutha Vets staff held a fundraising barbecue, Blue Mountain College students held a casual dress day, Fonterra staff in Stirling also supported the initiative, and countless locals and businesses supported or donated to events.
Far North District Kahika (Mayor) Moko Tepania says, “We have been blown away in the Far North by the efforts that communities and local councils across Aotearoa have made to raise funds as part of the Adopt a Community initiative. Our Mayoral Relief Fund continues to be used to cover a huge range of needs identified by our whānau in the Far North as we recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. From the Far North to Clutha, arohanui and thank you so much!”
The Adopt-a-Community campaign matched councils unaffected by Cyclone Gabrielle with a council and community badly hit. The focus is firmly on driving donations straight to the adopted community’s Mayoral Relief Funds.
Donations can still be made to the Far North Mayoral Relief Fund.
Bank Number: 12 3244 0022509 04
Reference: MRF and Gabrielle