North Shore Times : December 2nd 2010
11 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS 2777007AF TAKE A AT THE BEST DEAL IN BLINDS! Blinds on average are half the price of drapes Ph 489 2428 AMAZING SPECIALS BLINDS UP TO *Conditions Apply 60% OFF WE SELL VERTICAL, VENETIAN, HOLLAND/ SUNSCREEN & TIMBER BLINDS & Buy direct save Advertising Feature IN BRIEF Safety event Smales Farm in Takapuna will be hosting a road safety campaign being organised by Auckland Transport. Co-ordinator Angie Cheong says the event aims to promote the safety message as summer sets in. It is tomorrow outside Columbus Coffee from 11am to 2pm. Personal help An eight-week Youthline personal development course starts on February 8, in Glenfield. It is the first step towards becoming a Youthline counsellor. For information phone 361-4170. Hear Vivaldi North Shore Chorale presents Vivaldi's Gloria, at St George's Church, The Tce, Takapuna, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The choir also performs William Lloyd Webber's The Meeting Place and Bob Chilcott's Twelve Days of Christmas. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 seniors and students. Proceeds go to support upcoming singers through the Margot Lloyd Scholarship. Phone Rosemary Armstrong on 486-5181 to book. Give vision This Christmas Fred Hollows Foundation Miracle of Sight cards are helping change lives. For $25, for each card you can help restore sight to someone in the Pacific. Cards can be personalised and mailed on your behalf, or sent directly to you. To order, go to www.hollows.org.nz or call 0800-227-229 Magnificats The Handel Consort and Quire is holding a free Christmas concert on Saturday at 8pm in St Michael's Church, Remuera. Magnificats by Tomkins and Monteverdi will feature, along with music by Sweelinck, Victoria, Rutter, Carter and popular carols to join in singing. Phone 535-5493 or visit www.handel. methodistcentral.org.nz for more information. Choral concert The North Shore Male Choir will celebrate the Christmas season with a charity concert on December 12 at St George's Church, 2 The Tce, Takapuna at 7pm. The Albany Singers and soloists Alec Hopkins and Robin Lane will also support the concert. Admission is free but a gold coin donation can be made for the North Shore Hospital chaplaincy service. My Angel: Joye Martin and her daughter Hayley who received help from Waitemata District Health Board's Homecare 4 Kids programme. Photo: BEN WATSON Homecare a helping hand for Hayley's family By SARAH CODDINGTON ' Now I'm doing something I really love. She changed my life, she was meant to be. ' Mother Joy Martin Hayley is the Martin family s unexpected treasure. The bubbly six-year- old who has cerebral palsy loves nothing more than playing with her older siblings and listening to music. She can not speak but seems to have no prob- lem delighting the family with her contagious smile. Mum Joye Martin says her youngest daughter has brought her family of five closer together. And the Hillcrest resi- dent even changed her career path from work- ing in retail to a teacher aid at Carlson School for children with disabilities where Hayley attends school. Now I m doing some- thing I really love. She changed my life, she was meant to be, the proud mum says. It was hard at first learning to cater to her needs but now it is just every-day life routines, Mrs Martin says. She had a normal pregnancy and only learnt of her daughter s condition after she had given birth. Hayley was born at North Shore Hospital and spent about six days in the Special Care Baby unit. It was a real shock. It was scary bringing home a child with a disability, Mrs Martin says. She spent the first three years of her life in and out of hospital with cases of pneumonia. After Hayley was brought home Waite- mata District Health Board s Homecare 4 Kids programme stepped in. Hayley is tube-fed and uses a wheelchair and the family was taught how to care for her needs by specialist paediatric nurses. A speech thera- pist also works with Hayley and the team is always on call if the fam- ily needs the service. I know what to look for now. I know my daughter well but I don t think I would have got through it without them, Mrs Martin says. The programme also provides clinical assessments, care, advice, education and support to families with children with ongoing health needs. North Shore children under the age of 16 receive care through the service. Health issues range from premature babies to children with cancer. Children with acute illnesses are also visited after being discharged from hospital. The North Shore Hos- pital Foundation recently raised $12,850 for the programme at Westfield Glenfield mall. Charity market wants to build on its success By JODEAL CADACIO A growing Sunday mar- ket is proving to be a valuable resource for the East Coast Bays community. The Browns Bay market has been tapped to raise money for char- ity and it is now being run by the Browns Bay Market Charitable Trust. The trust was org- anised by Coastguard to fundraise for Coast- guard North Shore, trustee and Coastguard volunteer Rob Wight- man says. We re the only char- ity market on the Shore, it has been a successful market and we want to build up on that success, he says. Mr Wightman says the market has excel- lent stalls -- more than 190 open from early morning until noon. It has a fantastic eclectic mix of goods and things for sale. We want to main- tain the current culture of the market as it developed and promote it as a local institution, he says. He says the market boasts a car-boot sec- tion, where good pre- loved clothes and other items can be found for extraordinarily low prices. It is also known for quality hand-knitted baby clothes, fresh fruits and veggies, toys, fresh eggs, breads, gar- den plants, freshly made English pork pies, coffee and cooked food, trinkets, toys and jewel- lery and antiques. Mr Wightman says they re working to include more entertain- ment and want to invite the cool musical stars of tomorrow . Blind expert: If you need new blinds call Terry at Total Look Blinds. Get your blinds for Christmas from Total Look Blinds Total Look Blinds is offering some great savings with up to 60 percent off blinds (conditions apply). Choosing the right blinds can be a tricky task, so having the support of a professional, helpful blinds team can make things a lot easier. Total Look Blinds can help you select the right product from their quality range, which includes wooden, vertical, venetian, holland and sunscreen blinds at very competitive prices. Terry Kenworthy represents Total Look Blinds on the North Shore as far as Orewa, and a large part of west Auckland. Terry, who has been in the blinds industry for more than 23 years, says Total Look Blinds has earned a fine reputation for quality and style. All their blinds come with a three-year warranty. The great strength of Total Look Blinds is their on the spot measure and quote service. My greatest strength would be my experience, says Terry. I can give advice about blinds and the blinds will always exceed the client s expectations. The biggest mistake people make in choosing win- dow coverings is not being given the correct advice for their specific needs. Customer service is paramount at Total Look Blinds and the reason customers return time and time again. Cedar venetian blinds can be ready in four to five weeks. Venetian, vertical and holland blinds can be ready in two to three weeks. Of course it depends on how many orders the production department is filling at the time, but you know you ll be getting a perfect fit, manufactured to your window specifications. Total Look Blinds never cut down readymade blinds. To have Terry call at your home or business phone 489-2428.
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