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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2017

Selwyn Times: August 01,

FREE TUESday aUGUST 1 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass Back from the Bahamas with a bronze Swimmer Hannah Bates returned home from the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas last week with a bronze medal. In Our People (pages 4 & 5), sports reporter Gordon Findlater talks with the Lincoln 17-year-old about her recent accomplishment and what the future holds. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS Another $100k raised to help Maddie • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MORE THAN $100,000 has been raised at a fundraising evening to help West Melton teenager Maddie Collins. The event at the Addington Raceway last week drew a crowd of more than 300 people in support of Maddie, who is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. She is waiting to hear if she can get a transplant at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States, which is expected to cost $750,000. The $100k adds to the $170,000 already raised for Maddie through Givealittle pages and community events, bringing the total now raised to more than $270,000. Maddie is in Auckland’s Starship Hospital with her mother, Sarah Manson Collins, this week having more tests and getting advice about Maddie’s medication and dialysis treatment. Mrs Manson Collins said the fundraising event was amazing. •Turn to page 5 So many reasons to settle in Rolleston Falcon’s Landing first release available now. Lincoln-Rolleston Road. New sections selling now – come and find out why Rolleston is one of the fastest growing communities in Christchurch. Call us on 03 741 1340, or email us at enquiries@yoursection.nz anytime