Central Leader : December 1st 2010
19 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS & be rewarded Providing effective diagnostic imaging in your community. The Affiliated Provider of radiology to Southern Cross. • Computed tomography (CT, CAT scan) • Ultrasound scans (including ACC, 3D/4D pregnancy scans $70, shoulder injections) • X-ray (ACC, medical, immigration) • Pregnancy scans now FREE OF CHARGE for NZ residents Keep your medical costs down without compromising quality. All referral forms accepted. Immediate reporting of your x-ray/scan if required. Phone 09 638 5169 290 Dominion Rd Mt Eden (near ASB and Valentines) CLEARANCE DEPOT NEW/USED/END OF LINES/LIQUIDATION STOCK Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 3pm While stocks last 637 Rosebank Rd, Avondale PH 815 1589 Wooden stools from $50 Huge variety of office & Household items new & used at HEAVILY DISCOUNTED PRICES!! $20 Pots set of 3 4 colour choices Become a volunteer Hanging out: International Volunteer Day takes place this Sunday and IHC is encouraging Aucklanders to get involved. Pictured is Hillsborough volunteer Sam Hennessy, right, with Michael Buckley. The pair have struck up a friendship after meeting through the IHC. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Whether it be a coffee, a game of pool or a trip to the beach, the simplicity of hanging out with a friend can make a huge difference to someone with an intellectual dis- ability. International Volun- teer Day, recognised worldwide, takes place this Sunday and aims to thank volunteers for their efforts along with increasing awareness about what their contri- bution to society means. IHC helps to match volunteers with those who could use a com- panion and is seeking more young people to get on board. Hillsborough volun- teer Sam Hennessy has struck up a friendship with Avondale resident Michael Buckley through the organisation. Mr Hennessy says the relationship is very relaxed. We just head to the pub or Motat or grab a feed. It's chilled out and fun.'' Mr Buckley agrees the pair have developed a close bond. He's Spongebob and I'm Patrick,'' he jokes. IHC volunteer co- ordinator Tegan Wedderburn says the pair are a great example ofhoweasyitisto include others in your daily life. She says IHC also organises a wish list called Make It Happen to help people experience something they've always wanted to do. One woman wanted to be an actress and we arranged an audition for her at Shortland Street. Another wants to be a train driver. Anything is possible.'' She helps to manage 35 volunteers across Auckland and is seeking more people to take part in the one-to-one pro- gramme. It's an appeal for volunteers, we need more youth coming through. People are matched up geographi- cally and through shared interests. It's about doing some- thing you would usually do and including some- one with an intellectual disability. It's about con- necting people.'' A barbecue is being held on December 5 to mark International Vol- unteer Day at the Rawhiti Bowling Club, 14 Rangi- toto Ave, Remuera. Con- tact Ms Wedderburn on 529-8717 or see www.volunteer4ihc.org.nz for more details.
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