North Shore Times : November 11th 2010
3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS Shop G06 Westfield Shore City, TAKAPUNA Ph: (09) 489 8461 www.fifth-avenue.co.nz Fifth Avenue Diamond Jewellers Champagne, Canapés, Carats & Cognac Join us for a lovely evening of drinks, canapés, beautiful Diamond Jewellery and Prestige Swiss Watches, on Wednesday 24th November. Numbers are strictly limited. Phone now to reserve your place and receive your personal invitation. Home of the "No Worries" Warranty* cnr Kerrs & Druces Roads, Manukau *for Terms and Conditions go to www.easydriver.co.nz PH 0800 327 937 • No Deposit Finance • "No Worries" Warranty* Included • AA Appraised Vehicles "W t *I ld Vh il ECONOMY under $5,000 PREMIUM over $10,000 MID RANGE $5,000 - $10,000 $500 Cash Back Register now at www.easydriver.co.nz until 30th Nov 2010 (conditions apply) (vehicles over $5,000 only) IF20415 Battling for burn victims Operation Heal: Sir Peter Leitch, North Shore Times editor Peter Eley and Suburban Newspapers general manager David Penny urge readers to get behind this paper's efforts to raise money for the National Burn Centre. OPERATION The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust BURNS leave their victims physically and emotionally scarred -- often for life. Fortunately medical advances have reached the point where steps can be taken to minimise the long- term impact on people. That s why the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust is so keen to support the National Burn Centre. Any one of us could require the unit s services at some point, chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. Some of the cases referred there now are absolutely heartbreaking and it s hum- bling to see how the staff and their patients cope in such extraordinary circumstances. All of them are battlers and some are up against huge odds. We, through this cam- paign, can help by funding some much-needed equip- ment to assist surgeons with their reconstructive and plas- tic surgery. I challenge the people of Auckland to join us in our efforts. It s very easy to bury your head in the sand and say it doesn t affect me. But the simple truth is it one day could -- no one knows what lies ahead. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust was formed in 1998 and has so far raised more than $1.5 million for various causes. Beneficiaries have included Plunket, the North Shore Hospital Foundation, Cure Kids, Hospice, Diabetes NZ, the Cancer Foundation, Starship children s hospital, Look Good Feel Better, the Meningitis Trust, Kidz First Children s Hospital, CanTeen and Macular Degeneration. The trust has also helped numerous schools with liter- acy and drug education initiatives. Its work with prostate can- cer awareness and the Parkinson s Society is well documented as is its involve- ment with the newly launched League 4 Life Foun- dation. The big difference is that every cent goes to the causes, deputy chairman and Suburban Newspapers general manager David Penny says. There are no adminis- tration staff and trustees all volunteer. They even have to pay for their own tickets to the functions. The North Shore Times is among the 16 Suburban Newspapers titles circulating between Papakura and Kai- kohe. We are very much a part of the trust and this is a fan- tastic opportunity to lend our support to something of ben- efit to our community, editor Peter Eley says. I hope all of our readers agree and help us make a real difference through this cam- paign. Donations to Operation Heal can be made at the North Shore Times office, 2 Byron Ave, Takapuna, or posted to Operation Heal, Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland 1642. Dinner with PM It is being billed as the premier event of the year. And with good reason. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust will hold a corporate charity dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Minister John Key will be interviewed on stage by broadcaster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour designed to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. Television personality and Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham will be MC. And comedian Ewen Gilmour is guaranteed to put a few smiles on everyone's faces. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from the band Black Salt. Diners will enjoy a superb meal with complimentary beer from Lion Breweries and fine wine from Glengarry in a festive atmosphere. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre at the end of the function. Tickets cost $1850 + GSTforatableof10or $185 + GST per person. Call Shandall on 531-5910 or email her at shandall@mad butcher.co.nz for more information on the charity dinner.
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