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The Cancer Society
has a number of
resources to promote
Its Daffodil Day
It is Daffodil Day this Friday, the 30th and the daffodil
represents both a symbol of hope and the one in three
New Zealanders who will be diagnosed with cancer in their
lifetime. This means every one of us will be affected,
either directly or indirectly as family and friends. The
Cancer Society receives no funding directly from the
Government and therefore depends fully for support from
the community it serves. All donations are used to beneft
the community in which they were raised.
Any donation, no matter how large or small, will make a
difference in the life of someone living with cancer
How to make a donation
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to make
a donation on Daffodil Day.
Cash or cheque at a donation station on Friday.
Donation stations situated in Balclutha, Lawrence,
Owaka and Milton
Cheque to Cancer Society NZ, Arcade 84, 35
Clyde Street, Balclutha or PO Box 6258, Dunedin.
Phone 0900 311 11 to make an instant $20 donation
Online by credit card www.daffodilday.org.nz
Text 305 to make a $3 donation
Facebook by way of www.don8.co.nz
At the ANZ bank
Fundraising page linked to the Daffodil Day website -
The services available in
your area will help you to:
understand cancer and
cope with emotions
get through treatment
Cancer Information Helpline
0800 CANCER (226 237)
The Cancer Information Helpline is a free service,
Monday to Friday (9-5pm) with an out-of-hours
offce answer-phone. Your call will be answered by
an experienced cancer nurse who can answer your
questions, put you in touch with others and support
you in many practical ways.
Miss Universe contender in funds bid
Flower of Clutha: Balclutha Primary
School teacher and Miss Universe
candidate Kristie Leonard is seeking
community input to help her make it
to the top.
Photo: RICHARD DAVISON. 628341293
MISS UNIVERSE, BALCLUTHA
What: Balclutha Primary School teacher Kristie
Leonard is your local Miss Universe 2013
How: One of 20 New Zealand finalists, Miss
Leonard needs to raise $10,000 for chosen
charity variety before the October 5 national
When and where: Several fundraising events
are planned, including a Balclutha Business
Mufti Day on September 6, and a New World
Balclutha carwash with Balclutha Primary
School pupils the following day.
Web: Contact Kristie with ideas, funding or
other support by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling/texting
0273 524 682. Donations can also be made
directly to an official, notarised account at
Balclutha BNZ, or online at
Candidate seeking support
By RICHARD DAVISON
It's a pity there isn't a Miss
Universe shearing challenge,
because I'd probably clean up.
She could be a world-beater -- with
a little help from her friends.
Balclutha Primary School teacher
Kristie Leonard has been selected
as the only South Otago
representative among 20 Miss
Universe New Zealand candidates
for October's national finals in
Auckland, from which one lucky
contender will head forward to
the following month's 2013 grand
final in Moscow.
The contest is no longer ''just a
beauty pageant'', and today's
successful Miss Universe
contenders also had to
demonstrate an ''intelligent, well-
mannered and cultured'' attitude,
as well as participating in an
entrepreneurial challenge, Miss
''For that challenge I've chosen to
raise $10,000 for children's charity
Variety, so I'm really hoping the
South Otago community will get
behind me and help out.''
First up was a Balclutha Business
Mufti Day next Friday
(September 6), with other
fundraising events including a
car wash, sausage sizzle, movie
afternoon and ladies' night also
planned before her October 5
Local organisations already on
board with the Mufti Day
included Clutha District Council,
Balclutha Primary School and
Shand House, whose employees
would be invited to dress casually
for a donation or gold coin. Funds
raised, and any other donations
from members of the public or
local businesses, were being
overseen in a notarised bank
account for Variety, she said.
Miss Leonard was quietly
optimistic about her chances,
saying she had, ''the Kiwi factor''.
''I'm just a typical southern girl,
born and raised on a sheep farm,
love the outdoors and play
rugby,'' she said.
''It's a pity there isn't a Miss
Universe shearing challenge,
because I'd probably clean up.''
Local people wishing to follow her
progress could ''like'' her on
Facebook, and would also have a
chance to text-vote for her from
September 5, with public voting
comprising 50 per cent of
candidates' final scores.
Kindergarten going all out on fundraising for equipment
Milton Kindergarten is holding
a ''Lucky Friday'' prize bingo
fundraiser at the White Horse
Inn on September 13, at 7.30pm.
A booklet of 30 games will cost
$5, with proceeds going towards
equipment and resource costs.
The kindergarten's cheese roll
fundraiser will also be under-
way shortly, thanks to a $200
donation by Balclutha New
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