Wednesday, 27 January 2021


Two very successful school fundraisers last week

Whenuakite School and Mercury Bay Area School hosted two very successful fundraisers last week.

On Monday, thousands of locals and visitors enjoyed the atmosphere, food on offer and entertainment at Whenuakite School’s Cooks Beach Summer Gala. “It was an absolutely brilliant day,” says Eamonn Kelly, Whenuakite School principal. “Thank you to our wonderful parents, community, children and staff who organise the gala and take time off to work all day selflessly to raise money to benefit our students.”

The highlight of the gala, as is the case every year, was the Daisy Dung Drop Raffle where a lucky ticketholder won $1,000 sponsored by Richardsons Real Estate.

John Wright, the principal of MBAS, says the Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival on Thursday, the school’s only fundraiser every year, was, “In short - a fantastic day.” “It is fair to say that during 2020 we were somewhat anxious about how and if we would run the carnival,” he says. “There were so many things to consider - and the intrepid crew resolved we would continue, pending any major issues - and the day was superb. 

“The stall holders were delighted we were ‘back on the circuit, the FunCo Carnival Company were in full swing all day, the entertainment stage at the ‘village green’ ran all day with superb performers, overhead cloud kept the temperature reasonably comfortable for much of the day, the craft market stalls were busy all day, along with the food providers. It was a day that we had been hoping for.”

Pictured: The photo on the right is the Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival from the air.



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