Eastern Courier : November 10th 2010
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That s why the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust is so keen to support the National Burn Centre. Any one of us could require the unit s services at some point, chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. Some of the cases referred there now are absolutely heartbreaking and it s humbling to see how the staff and their patients cope in such extraordinary circumstances. All of them are battlers and some are up against huge odds. We, through this cam- paign, can help by funding some much-needed equip- ment to assist surgeons with their reconstructive and plas- tic surgery. I challenge the people of Auckland to join us in our efforts. It s very easy to bury your head in the sand and say it doesn t affect me. But the simple truth is it one day could -- no one knows what lies ahead. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust was formed in 1998 and has so far raised more than $1.5 million for various causes. Beneficiaries have included Plunket, the North Shore Hospital Foundation, Cure Kids, Hospice, Diabetes NZ, the Cancer Foundation, Starship Children s Hospital, Look Good Feel Better, the Meningitis Trust, Kidz First Children s Hospital, CanTeen and Macular Degeneration. The trust has also helped numerous schools with liter- acy and drug education initiatives. Its work with prostate cancer awareness and the Parkinson s Society is well documented as is its involvement with the newly launched League 4 Life Foun- dation. The big difference is that every cent goes to the causes, deputy chairman and Suburban Newspapers general manager David Penny says. There are no adminis- tration staff and trustees all volunteer. They even have to pay for their own tickets to the functions. The Eastern Courier is among the 16 Suburban Newspapers titles circulating between Papakura and Kai- kohe. We are very much a part of the trust and this is a fan- tastic opportunity to lend our support to something of ben- efit to our community, editor Janet Taylor says. I hope all of our readers agree and help us make a real difference through this cam- paign. Donations to Operation Heal can be made at the Eastern Courier office, 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki, or posted to Operation Heal, Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland 1642. Dinner with PM It is being billed as the prem- ier event of the year. And with good reason. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust will hold a cor- porate charity dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Min- ister John Key will be inter- viewed on stage by broad- caster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour designed to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham will be MC and comedian Ewen Gilmour is guaranteed to put a few smiles on everyone s faces. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions. This is a wonderful oppor- tunity to host your friends and clients at a memorable event that enables your guests to enjoy your hos- pitality and witness your gen- erosity, trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. A cheque will be handed to the National Burn Centre at the end of the function. Tickets cost $1850 + GST foratableof10or$185+ GST per person. Call Shandall on 531-5910 or email her at shandall@mad butcher.co.nz. We want to be called Howick, nothing else -- Ross Remnants of the battle for Howick have got a council- lor s back up. Jami-Lee Ross is calling on the Auckland Council to respect the community s desire to be called Howick after finding references to Te Irirangi, the proposed ward name that was rejected in June, on the council website. Mr Ross says it s a sensi- tive issue for many residents. Te Irirangi has been, quite rightly, removed. It was never a name that repres- ented the people of Howick. I am concerned to find that documents on the Auckland Council website continue to refer to Howick as Te Irirangi almost six months since the special law change that we succeeded in achieving. Mr Ross has written to the chief executive asking that references be removed. It is my hope that this was merely an oversight. How- ever, we received little sup- port from the former Manu- kau City Council during the naming debate. I want to make sure the new council knows we want to be called Howick, and nothing else.
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