North Shore Times : January 22nd 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 6 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 22, 2013 NEWS OG_AC1608_NST Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme Are you working on a community arts project and looking for funding? Auckland Council invites applications for funding under the Creative Communities Scheme. The Creative Communities Scheme supports projects that promote diversity, engage young people in the arts or create opportunities for local communities to participate in the arts. Applications close Friday 5pm, 22 February 2013. Need help applying? To fnd out if your project qualifes and for application assistance attend one of our information sessions. For a guide and a list of information sessions in your local area please visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding or phone 09 301 0101. Applications now open for community arts funding Freephone 0800 27 24 32 | www.archgola.co.nz arch_HBjan13fam Use your outdoor living areas all year round • Warm & dry in winter • UV protection for summer • Stylish & permanent • 5 year warranty HARBOUR Thomas Berry 15 months INTEREST FREE Normal lending criteria apply On her bike to help fight breast cancer By MARYKE PENMAN ' I think it will be difficult, but it pales in comparison to what women with breast cancer go through ' Kellie Clarke Sporting support: Belmont mother of one Kellie Clarke is taking part in the Bissell Women's Triathlon to support her best friend's mother who has breast cancer. When her best friend s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Kellie Clarke felt helpless. I couldn t do much more than offer emotional sup- port. The Belmont mother of one has just signed up to race the Bissell Women s Triathlon at Narrow Neck next month to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. It s the perfect oppor- tunity for me to show sup- port to her and to other women going through the same thing, Ms Clarke says. On February 10 Ms Clarke will swim 300m, cycle 19km and run 6km in the hope of raising $1000 for the cause. I think it will be difficult, but it pales in comparison to what women with breast cancer go through. Having a breast cancer scare a few years ago brought it home to her how prevalent the disease is, she says. For my best friend s mum it has all happened so quickly. They received the diagnosis two days before Christmas and straight away she had a mastectomy. Then she had an operation to remove her lmyph nodes which they found to be can- cerous. She is now preparing to go through chemotherapy and radiation. Ms Clarke says she is not nervous about taking part in the triathlon. It s not for me, I m not competing. I m just there for others, she says. It would be really great if people get behind me, even if it means they have to give up a cup of coffee one day to donate a few dollars. Go to nzbcf-fundraising. org.nz/kellie_clarke to support Ms Clarke and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Call out for unwanted fruit Are your trees overladen with summer fruit you don t like or don t want to pick? If so, a North Shore- based charity wants to hear from you so it can pick the fruit and feed the hungry. Community Fruit Har- vesting is asking Auck- landers with unwanted plums and other summer fruit in their back gar- dens to get in touch. The group collects fresh fruit and vege- tables that would other- wise go to waste and gives it to charities who share it with people in need. Plums and berries are in season, with nec- tarines, peaches, apri- cots, feijoas, figs, persim- mons and early season apples and pears ripen- ing in the next few months. This plum season is proving to be much bet- ter than last year -- we ve already picked four trees and had over 200kg from just one tree! co- ordinator Di Celliers says. The fresh fruit goes into food parcels via the Auckland City Mission and Salvation Army and is also turned into jam and chutney so nothing goes to waste. If you have fruit on your tree now that you can t use or you know that fruit will be ripening soon, please let us know. Community Fruit Har- vesting is also calling for people with unpicked orchards to step forward and offer the fruit to charity. It also welcomes inquiries from new volunteers who can pick or deliver fruit or make jam and preserves, as well as any donations of sugar for jam-making. Email Di Celliers on email@example.com if you have fruit for picking or want to volunteer to pick fruit or make jam. Donations can be made to National Bank, account 06 0122 0292304 00. Lucky to escape from fire By MARYKE PENMAN The occupants of a Bay- view home that caught fire were lucky to escape unharmed, a firefighter says. The home in Leigh Tce caught alight at around 1.30pm on January 15. A neighbour who noticed the smoke dialled 111 and three fire trucks were soon sent to the scene. Birkenhead Fire sta- tion officer John Leon- ard says it took three hours to contain the blaze which had spread from the basement into the living room and roof. Fire investigators have concluded the cause is undeter- mined , but possibly occurred as a result of careless cigarette dis- posal, Mr Leonard says. Damage was largely contained to the base- ment but the outside deck and ranchslider were also affected. Mr Leonard says the home is insured.
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