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PHONE THE PROFESSIONALS Ph Mike 021 931 261 SPECIALISTS in quality Trellis, Fencing & Retaining ■■ By Marianne Kelly The run-up to the annual Anzac Poppy Day is in full swing at Howick RSA and, as is the case every year, more volunteers will be welcomed to help spread the load. Jan Lawrence and the Poppy Day committee have been planning for April 15 since before Christmas. The campaign got underway last Monday (April 4) when boxes of poppies were delivered to 36 schools throughout the Howick Ward. Some of the schools, Mrs Lawrence says, are planning special Anzac services at their final assemblies of the term which coincide with Poppy Day. For the 12th year Macleans College students will take poppy and collection boxes around businesses throughout the East Tamaki industrial area. And on Monday boxes of 100 poppies along with collection boxes will be dropped off to a myriad of businesses throughout the ward, including retail shops, banks, doctors’ rooms, tennis club, garden centres and cafes. Every year the RSA establishes key collection points in shopping malls throughout the ward and it is here there can never be enough volunteers. They are needed to man the booths on four two-hour shifts, from 8.30am-4.30pm on Poppy Day. “We are always very grateful to the volunteers,” Mrs Lawrence says. “We never have enough but it spreads the load. People can always bring a partner or a friend to share the shift.” Meanwhile the RSA is reaching out to younger generations in its campaign to support New Zealand’s younger cohort of veterans with the official launch of its Text Poppy service which started on April 1. The public can make a $3 donation by texting poppy to 4662, alongside the traditional Poppy Day collection. National RSA support services manager, Mark Compain says the text service is part of the RSA’s focus on embracing current technology in support of its contemporary veterans. “People think of veterans as being older,” he says. “But those who were deployed in recent conflicts like Afghanistan and Timor are also veterans and we are here to support them too.” Funds raised through the annual Poppy Day appeal support the work of the RSA’s voluntary support advisers to help improve the quality of life for current and former servicemen and women, and their dependents. ■➤ Volunteers prepared to man RSA booths on Poppy Day in the Howick Ward on April 15, can phone the Howick RSA on 534-9702 or send an email to email@example.com. ■➤ To make a $3 donation, text poppy to 4662 or donate online at rsa.org.nz/donation. Getting ready for the ANZAC Poppy Day campaign, Howick RSA poppy committee members, from left, John Taylor, Jan Lawrence and Colin Smith. Times photo Wayne Martin anzac day caMpaign Poppy day volunteers called for Local residents Holly and Ewan Blair are determined to help the children dying of starvation in Guatemala. While on a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Holly and Ewan took a detour to Guatemala, a place Holly wanted to visit. The pair undertook humanitarian work for two weeks, exposing them to the reality of starvation in Guatemala. “It was only once we were there that we learned that it has one of the highest rates of starvation in the world,” Holly said. After playing with some of the children, hearing their stories and visiting them in their homes, Holly and Ewan, who have a five-month old baby, decided to do something to help. “We have a young baby, and hearing about all the young children that die of starvation, and also visiting malnourished children ourselves really impacted us and we wanted to do a little something to help.” Holly has organised morning tea and a baby parenting Q&A to fundraise for the starving children in Guatemala. The event features parenting experts Dorothy Waide and Julie Bhosale as speakers. The fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 8 from 10am-12pm upstairs at the Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street Howick. ■➤ Tickets cost $25 and questions can be emailed to allthingsincommon@outlook. com or put in the box on the day. child aid Couple saving babies’ lives Ewan and Holly Blair want to help children of Guatemala. Photo supplied ■➤ To buy tickets or make a donation go to all-things-in- common.org.
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