Hard work sees funds distributed to community
Following the huge success of this year’s 20th Mangawhai Walking Weekend and the sold out Food & Wine Festival, the Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust is extremely pleased to distribute the proceeds of the 2019 event back into the Mangawhai community.
A grand total of $23,000 has been distributed to Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, Mangawhai Kaiwaka Scouts, St John Mangawhai Cadets, Plastic Free Mangawhai and the Mangawhai Domain.
“We wish to thank our community of volunteers, sponsors and attendees for their generous support each year and the continued interest in the growth of future events,” said Walking Weekend coordinator, Dorothy Freeman.
The Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust has been the primary recipient of Walking Weekend grants over the past 15 years and its Chair, Gordon Hosking, applauded the support that has allowed the development of many kilometres of walking tracks in the wider Mangawhai area.
“While volunteer trackies provide the muscle to create the walks, materials for bridges, steps and boardwalks are dependent on such generous funding. Thank you!”
Although the Walking Weekend is now on hold until the summer of 2021, the organising committee will be busy looking at fresh ideas for the future with updates on their website and Facebook.
Walking Weekent organisers happy to give. Pictured from left, John Lambert, Jan Jacob, Bronwyn Heasman, Dorothy Freeman, Barbara Lambert, Mike Robertson, Gordon Hosking, Trish Whyte (Food & Wine Festival). PHOTO/SUPPLIED