Tania Hamilton and Mitch Martin
Mitch Martin of Hammer Hardware is the new chairman of the Wellsford Plus advocacy group, while stalwart Tania Hamilton has been made events coordinator.
Mitch’s vision is for Wellsford Plus to be a rallying force for community causes, bringing groups together to support the town and surrounding areas.
“Wellsford is a town that makes things happen. It’s what a rural community used to be like,” he says.
Mitch and Tania already have a number of projects in the works. On Saturday, August 7, Wellsford Plus is hosting a fundraising dinner for maintenance on the Port Albert Hall and Port Albert Church, and also for the Wellsford St John Cadets and further events in Wellsford.
Tickets are $50 a head or $400 for a table of eight and includes a two-course dinner with spot prizes and a door prize. There will be a raffle and a live auction conducted by PGG Wrightson’s Bernie McGahan.
Also in August, Wellsford Plus will host a tradies and truckies barbecue breakfast at Hammer Hardware to connect local business people together.
In September, it will hold a buffet breakfast fundraiser for the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Foundation. There will be spot prizes up for grabs and a morning of laughs with MC Roger Farr.
A Coast to Coast Healthcare doctor will be a guest speaker and offering free health checks.
Other events on the cards for later in the year include a barn dance, carols in the park, a trolley derby and Father’s Day promotions.
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