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The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 6 2017 19 News Dream wedding for City2Surf heroine • By Gabrielle Stuart LEANNE CRAWFORD had to cancel her wedding three times because of a sickness which crippled her for two years. But her first thought once she made it back onto her feet was to help others, raising about $4300 through The Star City2Surf with Mike Pero Real Estate to help people get treatment. Now the charity she helped wants to give back to her – it’s helping to organise the wedding of her dreams. Ms Crawford, 30, first became sick in 2014, but it was not until last year that doctors diagnosed her complex mix of conditions: Parasites in her intestines, crohn’s disease and endometriosis. She could barely walk and was off work for months. She had to repeatedly postpone her wedding to her partner of eight years, Craig Corboy, because she kept ending up in hospital again. Diagnosis tools donated by the Canterbury Bowel and Liver Trust helped her doctors eventually find a treatment, and she said she wanted to give something back. She organised a group of HIGH FIVE: Leanne Crawford handed over the money she raised through the City2Surf to Canterbury Bowel and Liver Trust general manager Margaret Fitzgerald. about 60 people to take on the City2Surf with her last month to raise money for the trust. Trust general manager Margaret Fitzgerald said volunteers at the trust wanted to do something for her in return. “She is all the time trying to help other people, so we think she deserves something back,” she said. They are organising a group of volunteers to give Ms Crawford a “really beautiful” wedding in December. They have already organised volunteers to help with makeup, hair and music, but are looking for help with catering and decorating. Ms Crawford said she had lost a lot of money from deposits, so had planned to have a small wedding in her backyard and organise everything herself. “I was just planning to get some chicken from Pak’nSave to feed everyone,” she said. She said she was blown away by the fact people wanted to help and cared so much. She walked the City2Surf alongside her partner, Mr Corboy, who pushed a wheelchair the whole way just in case she needed it. She said the 6km walk was difficult, but she had done a lot of training to work her way up to it, and managed to make it to the finish line still on her feet. Her friends cheered her across the line, she said. “There were a lot of tears,” she said. Council cautious about prioritising electric cars • By Bridget Rutherford THE CITY council will get the power to allow electric vehicles to drive in special lanes – but it will proceed “cautiously” before making any decisions. The Ministry of Transport is passing legislation that would allow local road authorities to decide whether electric vehicles could use special lanes including transit, high occupancy vehicle, priority bypass, and bus lanes. It is being done as an incentive to get more people driving them to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. The legislation changes are expected to be made on July 1. But the city council says it would have wide-reaching implications. Acting head of transport Lynette Ellis said the city council would look to proceed “cautiously, collaboratively and tactfully” before any commitment was made. Ms Ellis said although it would be a good incentive, there would be trade-offs that needed to be carefully considered, such as its bus priority scheme. Peace Of Mind Over Earthquake Claims Is Within Your Grasp - Let Us Offer You A Helping Hand EQC Still Assessing You? Getting Nowhere with Your Insurer? Concerned Your Damage Was Under Scoped? Worried About Your Repairs? How We Can Help We carry out a free* inspection of your property for our clients and either give you peace of mind that all of your earthquake damage has been identified, scoped, and repaired to the required standard, or manage your claim to get you your full policy entitlement. We can help take the pressure off and work with you, and for you, to reach a positive outcome, or give you peace of mind that your home is fully repaired to the required standard. Let us give you a hand *Terms and conditions apply. Contact us today - call 03 377 8855 or visit earthquakeservices.co.nz. We’re located at 127 Ferry Road, Christchurch.