Jim Farley, front, presented the Ode to the Haggis, at the Freemasons, Rawhiti Lodge No 66 fundraiser last Saturday night
(by Christine McKay, Hawkes Bay Today – NZHerald, 15 Oct, 2018)
There is a real social need in Dannevirke and at Christmas that need can often become a crisis.
This year a group of Guardian Angels have stepped up to help by providing a free Christmas dinner for 160 in the Dannevirke Town Hall, with a major contribution to costs coming from a special Scottish Festival fundraiser organised by Dannevirke’s Rawhiti Lodge No. 66.
Last Saturday night the Freemasons went all out at the festival at the Dannevirke Services and Citizens Club, raising $3300, with $2600 donated to the Guardian Angels Christmas Day project. The balance will be spent on other local charity projects.
Donna and Murray De’Admin of the Akitio Rural Fire Force, founders of the Guardian Angels, said they were thrilled with the donation from Dannevirke’s Rawhiti Lodge No. 66.
“This was a fantastic effort, a wonderful fundraiser and it makes the Guardian Angels’ efforts in providing Christmas dinner in Dannevirke that much easier,” Donna said. “The Freemasons are a fantastic group and the evening showed how much our community cares.”
More than 150 attended the evening, including…