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Selwyn Times: August 09, 2016

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12 Tuesday August 9 2016 ACHIEVERS Work in feeding families ACHIEVERS recognised BUSINESSES SPORTS COMMUNITY HELPER: Rachel Rolton accepted the community hero award from The Warehouse Rolleston store manager Lauren Trubshoe for her community work. ​ A ROLLESTON woman was given a community hero award for feeding families in need. Rachel Rolton was honoured with The Warehouse Group community hero award for the Canterbury region for the work she does with the Bellyful organisation. Bellyful is an organisation that provides meals for families with newborn babies and families with young children struggling with illness. In her nomination, Ms Rolton was described as having a strong desire for supporting the community through her co-ordination of fundraising activities that keep Bellyful running. SPORTS Ms Rolton won a $500 gift card at The Warehouse. She is one of nine regional recipients of the award throughout the country. The annual awards aim to acknowledge the outstanding contributions to the community. Recipients are selected from local community groups throughout the country. Regional manager Chris Watkins said Ms Rolton’s efforts and community values centre on a belief that community members should look out for each and support those lacking a good support system. “Rachel is kind, caring and genuine and certainly deserves acknowledgement for her work,” Mr Watkins said. Mr Watkins said she stood out in the group of Canterbury finalists. “In choosing our regional winner, Rachel stood out for her ongoing commitment to the area and her humble approach,” said Mr Watkins. One of the regional award winners will then go on to receive The Warehouse Group’s national community hero award at the group’s gala dinner next Friday (August 19). BUSINESSES Selwyn tea party to free women and children from slavery Locals will be enjoying a high tea at Lincoln Baptist Church on the 20th of August for a good cause. The annual event raises money for Hagar, an organisation that works with survivors of modern-day slavery and trafficking in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam. Many people within the Selwyn community offer their services for free so that all money raised from the event can be donated to the charity. Hagar is a not-for-profit, faith-based organisation that helps to restore the lives of women and children through protection, recovery and counselling services, and by offering opportunities for education and employment. A mouth-watering high tea will be prepared and served by volunteers during the afternoon, with elaborate floral displays and live entertainment to match this year’s Nutcracker Suite theme. Local churches donate the ingredients for the high tea, while a craft group have been sewing handcrafts and designing cards to sell. A silent auction available during the event also helps to raise funds. Eleonore Dumaine, this year’s committee chair, is passionate about the work Hagar does and appreciates the amazing community backing. “So many people volunteer their time and services to make the tea party a memorable occasion. Others really enjoy coming along on the day, it’s an afternoon to share with friends or family while supporting a worthwhile cause,” said Mrs Dumaine. The committee hope to raise a similar total to last year’s $7,000. There are 150 tickets for sale, with around 60 tickets sold already. People can purchase individual tickets or buy in table groups of two to eight. n Tickets are $30 each, $25 for seniors, available from the Lincoln Event Centre or call Lynn on (03)741 1038. Brothers successful in orienteering competition TWO BROADFIELD brothers were successful at a national orienteering competition. Clayton, 12, and Ayrton, 15, Shadbolt competed in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships held at the end of the school holidays. The two represented their school, St Andrew’s College. They competed in the relay teams and independently. During the event students had to run and navigate hills and limestone outcrops around the Cambridge area in the Waikato with a map and compass. The students had to find tick off check points as they went. The short distance course covered 2.3km and the long distance one covered 6.2km. Schools from all around the country SELWYN TIMES were involved in the three-day competition. Clayton won the long distance event for the year 7-8 age group. Ayrton competed in the indivdual challenge, he placed 10th out of 70 and he was also part of the school team that won silver in the intermediate boys’ relay. Ayrton was selected for the regional invitational New Zealand team which will compete in the Austalian Orienteering Championships next month. The boys both belong to Peninsula and Plains Orienteers Club and they have been involved in orienteering for two years. The pair spend many weekends taking part in orienteering courses around Canterbury. SCHOO SCHOO ON THE MOVE: Mr. H. E. Peryman’s threshing mill and two whares were being pulled by a tractor to the next job in the 1920s.• Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries on behalf of the Lincoln and Districts Historical Society. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via Nutcracker Suite Tea Party SPORT Delicious high tea, music, entertainment, craft stall & silent auction – all proceeds to HAGAR NZ Saturday 20 August Lincoln Baptist Church 530 Birches Road, Lincoln 2.00 – 4.15pm Tickets available now: Lincoln Event Centre, Lincoln Baptist Church, Lincoln Pharmacy Lynn: 741 1038 Judith: 325 2863 Tickets $30 $5.00 Discount for Seniors

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