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Over $12,000 raised for the Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust

 

There were two long rides in the back of a Whit City Cab, Whitianga, that led to the very wonderful social hair removing event at Smittys Bar N Grill last Sunday afternoon, Sunday, 27 November.

Phil Butler, the hair hero in this project, was the esteemed driver at the wheel on both occasions. The first long drive, due to delayed flights, was with Ruth Young. Not long after, the second long drive was with Suzanne Hansen. Phil was the connecting link. He had listened to Ruth about the much needed vehicle for Mercury Bay Community Support Trust to be able to better care for palliative at-home patients with the right equipment and transport. He wanted to do something to help. He talked about his on the long ride with Suzanne in the back seat. Suzanne had written an article on the Support Trust and the need for the vehicle a couple of years back. She saw immediately that this was a need she could help meet and Phil had the hairdo for her plan.

“This is what we need to do”

Suzanne listened to Phil’s real desire to help, and then said, “Phil, this is what we need to do.” With that, Phil’s Fro-moval began, all in aid of raising funds for the special vehicle. Suzanne brought together a small committee – Suzanne Hansen (co-ordination and planner), Ruth Young (Secretary of the Support Trust), Fleur Clayton of Smitty’s, Phil Butler of Whiti City Cabs and she recruited the promotion aid of Coromandel CFM and The Informer. With each individual came the support of their business, and Suzanne just kept on making sure the community and the story did not rest. Her background is project leadership and organisation and this was her element. The large gathering and the spirit of generosity at Smittys was a tribute to great organisation and the genuineness of the cause and the commitment of the key players. We all say thank you to Suzanne, Phil and Whiti Citi Cabs, Smittys owners and staff, Ruth Young and the Cancer Support Trust for their efforts and ongoing work, Jason Myatt (broadcaster and compere)and Coromandel CFM.

Thank you to everyone who gave so generously. The final amount will be higher – as money is still coming in. Can you believe someone even paid $50 for Phil’s hair?

 |  The Informer  | 

Over $12,000 raised for the Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust

 

There were two long rides in the back of a Whit City Cab, Whitianga, that led to the very wonderful social hair removing event at Smittys Bar N Grill last Sunday afternoon, Sunday, 27 November.

Phil Butler, the hair hero in this project, was the esteemed driver at the wheel on both occasions. The first long drive, due to delayed flights, was with Ruth Young. Not long after, the second long drive was with Suzanne Hansen. Phil was the connecting link. He had listened to Ruth about the much needed vehicle for Mercury Bay Community Support Trust to be able to better care for palliative at-home patients with the right equipment and transport. He wanted to do something to help. He talked about his on the long ride with Suzanne in the back seat. Suzanne had written an article on the Support Trust and the need for the vehicle a couple of years back. She saw immediately that this was a need she could help meet and Phil had the hairdo for her plan.

“This is what we need to do”

Suzanne listened to Phil’s real desire to help, and then said, “Phil, this is what we need to do.” With that, Phil’s Fro-moval began, all in aid of raising funds for the special vehicle. Suzanne brought together a small committee – Suzanne Hansen (co-ordination and planner), Ruth Young (Secretary of the Support Trust), Fleur Clayton of Smitty’s, Phil Butler of Whiti City Cabs and she recruited the promotion aid of Coromandel CFM and The Informer. With each individual came the support of their business, and Suzanne just kept on making sure the community and the story did not rest. Her background is project leadership and organisation and this was her element. The large gathering and the spirit of generosity at Smittys was a tribute to great organisation and the genuineness of the cause and the commitment of the key players. We all say thank you to Suzanne, Phil and Whiti Citi Cabs, Smittys owners and staff, Ruth Young and the Cancer Support Trust for their efforts and ongoing work, Jason Myatt (broadcaster and compere)and Coromandel CFM.

Thank you to everyone who gave so generously. The final amount will be higher – as money is still coming in. Can you believe someone even paid $50 for Phil’s hair?