Central Leader : November 5th 2010
2 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: email@example.com Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK MT WELLINGTON Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, opposite Sylvia Park. Saturday 6pm - Sunday 10am & 6pm - All Welcome. 0800 CHURCH - www.cityimpactchurch.com Strawberries sweeten festival Strawberries and sweetness: Mercy Hospice Auckland held its annual Strawberry Festival on Wednesday to raise money for hospices around the country. Clockwise from left: Strawberry seller Lesley Cranston, Mercy Hospice Auckland fundraiser Marie van Eyk, hospice volunteer Rachael McGregor and helper Hayley Middleton, 7. Photo: RHIANNON HORRELL By RHIANNON HORRELL Sun, smiles and strawberries were celebrated as the fruits of life this week as part of Mercy Hospice Auck- land's annual Strawberry Festival. On Wednesday, city folk were treated to strawberry stalls and icecream, sold from Queen Elizabeth II Square to raise money for hospice. Strawberries celebrate spring and the warmer weather,'' Mercy Hospice Auckland fundraiser Marie van Eyk says. It's about enjoying the simple things in life and living in the moment.'' She says 1500 punnets of straw- berries were donated by grower Phil Greig and 600 litres of icecream were donated by Tip Top. We've also got strawberry plants and strawberry tarts. Everything strawberry.'' Mercy Hospice chief executive Jan Nichol says the festival is always a huge success. The festival is a great opportunity to celebrate spring by living in the moment and enjoying the simple pleasures in life, like a bowl of strawberries and icecream, with friends and family. All money raised is for the delivery of our services, which we provide free of charge to Aucklanders who need them.'' Volunteer Rachael McGregor helped with the festival on Wednesday and is a weekly visitor to Mercy Hospice. I'm not working at the moment and I wanted to do some volunteering,'' she says. It's an incredible feeling, it's not sad or depressing. There's an upbeat attitude.'' Ms McGregor often takes her dog Cocoa to meet and greet patients and says he receives a warm welcome. He's a wheaten terrier. It's a real ice-breaker. When you walk into a room and you don't know anyone, people are always interested in animals. There's also so many ways to volun- teer -- you don't have to have patient contact. Volunteers are needed for the hospice shops and for driving patients to appointments among other things.''
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