Reply to funding suggestions article March 2018
About funding of the Christmas events in Helensville, in particular the Community Christmas Day Lunch.
The Christmas Community Lunch originated as a need for families, or for those who found Christmas a stressful time of year, for whatever reason. It provides a relaxed day, a moment to socialise and of course a wonderful Christmas Lunch.
To consider using ‘gambler funds’ runs counter to the philosophy of the lunch. Having coordinated the Christmas Lunch in the past I believe to ‘tap’ into that kind of funding is unnecessary. Helensville and the surrounding District is awash with community minded, giving, and generous citizens. That is where the support is.
Raewyn Mercer, HELENSVILLE