Marlborough Mid-Week : January 27th 2016
MIDWEEK Marlborough Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Everybody needs good neighbours ASHLEIGHMONK A social media site is giving community groups in Marlborough the chance for a cash boost to start the year. Neighbourly and insurance company AMI have teamed up to give organisations across the country a chance to win some cash to further their work. Neighbourly co-founder Casey Eden says $15,000 worth of prizes is up for grabs for a handful of lucky recipients. The money can be awarded to charities, non-government organisations, schools, sports groups and anyone making a difference in their area. ‘‘We’re already connecting neighbours in over 2000 Kiwi neighbourhoods, now we’re helping them show their support for their local organisations,’’ Eden says. ‘‘These are organisations that often do incredible work with very limited budgets and resources. This is a small way for AMI and Neighbourly to acknowledge this work.’’ Neighbourly head of communi- cations Sarah Moore says any organisations signed up to Neighbourly are eligible to enter, and she encourages those who are not signed up to get their names in. ‘‘We want to give organisations ‘‘Wewant to give organisations a good head-start and give back to the communities that work tirelessly.’’ Sarah Moore Neighbourly head of communications a good head-start and give back to the communities that work tirelessly,’’ she says. ‘‘We have thousands of organ- isations on the site already, it’s a great way to gather support.’’ The winners of the cash are decided by members of the public, who can sign up to Neighbourly and cast one vote every day until February 19 for the organisation they deem most worthy. A top prize of $2500 will be gifted to the organisation with the most votes across the country, with prizes of $1000 awarded to the five runners up. A special AMI Crime & Safety Community Grant of $2500 is also available for an organisation, charity or campaign working to make their community a safer place to live. There are also weekly prizes of $1000 for the organisation that gets the most votes each week and weekly spot prizes of $100 for voters. Arare furniture find P3 Revved up, ready to race P5 YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER Neighbourly member Deedee Bancroft, left, and AMI insurance consultant Heather Goldsmith welcome the cash giveaways for community groups. PHOTO: ASHLEIGH MONK/FAIRFAX NZ DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND Ph: 03 579 1111 Warwick St, Blenheim D110 RIDE-ON MOWER 19hp* Briggs & Stratton engine Hydrostatic transmission 42 Deck 2 Year or 120 Hour warranty X300 RIDE-ON MOWER 18.5hp* V-Twin engine K46 Automatic transmission 38 or 42 Deck 4 Year or 300 Hour warranty Check out our range at our Groundscare Product Display Day in Picton! 1025R COMPACT TRACTOR 24.2hp 3 Cyl engine Two-range hydrostatic transmission 4WD with diff lock Power Steering Mid and Rear PTO 3-PT linkage WHEN: Friday 29th January, 2016 Between 10am - 3pm WHERE: Nelson Square, Picton Steve: 021 479 388 www.gordonhandy.co.nz *The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturers web site for additional information.
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