North Shore Times : January 28th 2014
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 28, 2014 NEWS Booklet promotes bush walks By SIMON MAUDE A second successful print-run of his for charity booklet Superb Walks in Albany and East Coast Bays is helping keep tracks open for the disabled. Hugh Willis of Torbay, who runs the charity Elevate Christian Charity Trust, has invested more than 40 years improving access to North Shore bush walks for the disabled. Together with a team of volun- teer students from the Freestyle Training Academy, he levels-out walks making it possible for even wheelchair-bound people to enjoy many of them. ‘ People are really thrilled when they get in their and walk Hugh Willis ’ Mr Willis says the help he has received from the academy has been ‘‘absolutely incredible’’, producing good results. ‘‘People are really thrilled when they get in their and walk,’’ he says. Mr Willis says he’s worked on 12 routes, cutting ‘‘dozens’’ of kilometres. The tracks have ‘‘got better and better’’ over time, he says. A committed Christian, Mr Wil- lis has an evangelical energy about spreading the word about hiking for everyone – hence the encouraging, 33-page colour booklet he’s written. Wheelchair friendly: Kim Corkin leads a group people with disabilities through the bush. ‘‘It’s such a beautiful little experience, getting out in the bush,’’ Mr Willis says. Costing $5 each, the booklets are available at Torbay Pharmacy or the Albany and East Coast Bays libraries. His first print run of 1200 sold-out, with the second run of 1500 already on the shelves. ‘‘The whole $5 goes to the dis- ability charity ministry,’’ he says. His wife Di says the trust aims to equip people with disabilities and educates church people about the disabled. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Help stroke victims Volunteers are needed to help stroke survivors regain the confidence to communicate in everyday situations. The Volunteer Stroke Scheme is recruiting people to spend an hour each week practising conversation with people facing difficulties as a result of stroke. Volunteers are given formal training and ongoing support from speech language therapists. The scheme is aimed at reducing the social isolation that often occurs when someone experiences a stroke. Victims typically suffer from dysarthia when weakened muscles make their speech slurred or indistinct. Aphasia can also affect people’s memory, understanding, reading, pronunciation and spelling of words. These difficulties cause much frustration, embarrassment and a sense of isolation that can lead people to withdraw from social interaction. The Volunteer Stroke Scheme has been running in Auckland since 1982 and is free to those assessed and referred by a qualified speech language therapist. ❚ Call 441 8959 ext 2060 for more information about becoming a volunteer. Offers valid from Mon 27th January - Sun 2nd February. All stores are open 7am-7pm. Fresh Sliced Rump Steak 60 Mad Butcher BBQ Sausages $ FOR ONLY That’s only 25c a sausage! $ ONLY 39 GREAT STORES NATIONWIDE & MORE OPENING SOON! All Carcass Beef and Lamb is supplied by Affco and is New Zealand Quality Mark Certifi ed. $ ONLY Product of Australia 50 Greville Rd, ALBANY PH 475 5355 15 10 15 10 Tenderloin Fillets Fresh Boneless Chicken .99.9 PER KILO Save $8kg off the everyday low price! 16 Wainui Rd, SILVERDALE PH 426 9540 Winner of the Mad Butcher Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob Competition. f 2 Porana Rd, GLENFIELD PH 444 8175 23 Ocean View Rd, NORTHCOTE PH 419 2650 10.99.910 Congratulations to from T romTe Awamut wamutu Congratulations to Sonya Moore www.facebook.com/madbutchermeats www.madbutcher.co.nz PER KILO Save $7kg off the everyday low price!
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