Eastern Courier : April 29th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 29, 2011 NEWS See more in store. Excludes already reduced yellow sticker items. Not in conjunction with any other offer. While stocks last. Range may vary between stores. A Available in most stores. All stores open until at least 8pm daily OR SHOP ONLINE Mosgiel store open until at least 6pm www.thewarehouse.co.nz GET IN QUICK! OFFERS VALID FROM WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL to TUESDAY 3 MAY ALL B52 & STAMPEDE BACK TO SCHOOL FOOTWEAR 30% OFF WOMEN S SLIPPERS NOW FROM $5.62 Excludes Gypsy Slippers 25%OFF TWL14662 Don t Forget! Mother s Day Sunday 8th May $4 Garage Gypsy Slippers NOW pr Petra Now $5.62pr Portia Now $9.74pr Turq Pink Jemma A Now $18.74pr Jess A Now $14.99pr Lecture A Now $17.49 - 19.59pr Interval A Now $17.49pr Tutor Now $20.99 - 24.99pr Square Now $20.99pr Charge Now $24.99pr Thunder Now $9pr SHEEPSKIN Page2 A Now $33.74pr IN BRIEF Saving songs Cat lovers can help their feline friends with a song and a dance next weekend. Songs for Furry People is a benefit concert raising funds for the Lonely Miaow Association and the Canterbury SPCA. The concert is at 2pm, May 7, at Alberton, the Historic Places Trust property in Mt Albert. Well-known mezzo-soprano Margo Knightbridge and tenor Iain Tetley will entertain. Tickets are $20 . Contact Margo Knightbridge on 846-7367 or email m.knightbridge@auckland. ac.nz to book. Asthma alert Imagine that every person in Hamilton has asthma. That's how many New Zealand children live with the challenges, fears and disadvantages of the respiratory illness, Asthma Foundation chief executive Angela Francis says. Asthma Awareness Week runs until May 3 with the main fundraising day Balloon Day today. Go to www.asthma foundation.org.nz for more information. Audition call A call is out for performers from all cultures to audition for a musical dance drama extravaganza called Taj Mahal. It's the love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal. The show's set for March, next year. Call Sasi on 021-7975-73 or 271-1443 or go to www. aiswaryaentertainments. co.nz for more information. Auditions are on May 1, 11am to 5pm, at Howick Recreation Centre. Mum's race pays off for Jessica Team effort: Sonia Webb was motivated to complete a half ironman for her daughter Jessica Sherborne. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS Flashback: Eastern Courier, P12, February 11. By NICOLA WILLIAMS Sonia Webb had her young daughter in mind as she pushed her body to the limit for seven hours. She completed a 2km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run to raise money for the learn- ing centre that has made a huge difference to the devel- opment of her five-year-old daughter Jessica Sherborne. The Mellons Bay pupil has a severe motor disorder that has meant countless medical issues, operations and challenges to her develop- ment. Jessica made dramatic progress after attending the Iris Conductive Education Centre in Sandringham. The unique form of special education and rehabilitation helps children and adults with motor disorders. Ms Webb says the massive physical challenge she faced in the half ironman event was nothing compared with the daily battles Jessica has faced. I was pleased when it was over. I felt good in the swim and bike but the run was a lot harder than expected.'' When she hit mental walls she thought of Jessica and just kept going. There was no point that I thought I wouldn't finish it.'' It was an emotional moment when Jessica joined her to walk the last 20 metres. Ms Webb says she is grate- ful to the large group of supporters who spurred her on and to everyone who made donations. The sponsorship she raised will go towards buying around 25 special trikes and scooters for the centre. They help so much with learning and co-ordination and it gives them a bit of free- dom.'' She says the children get a sense of achievement when they use one. The support the teachers at the centre give is just huge, they always go above what is expected. They have so much care and compassion and under- standing and I will be able to give something back to them and at the same time see the kids get more enjoyment.''
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