Nelson Leader : February 21st 2013
16 THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 NEWS 5171408AA Sunday 24 February 2013 11am to 3pm ADVERTISING FEATURE Gala is a family favourite day out - something for everyone An eagerly looked forward to favourite family outing, Brightwater School's annual gala and auction day is on again this Sunday, February 24 from 11am to 3pm at the school on Ellis Street. The gala is the school's main fundraiser and has been held for over 50 years, each year gaining new momentum and offering more in the way of stalls, entertainment, competitions, raffles and prizes, food and general attractions. There's always something for everyone of all ages. A highlight of the day is the silent auction which has loads of wonderful items from Brightwater and Richmond businesses up for grabs; from further afield are fantastic opportunities including horse trekking, two nights stay in a holiday bach in Golden Bay, and remote controlled helicopters. You'll definitely want to be in to win the major raffle prize of a family getaway in Auckland. Valued at $1000 it includes $500 cash towards accommodation, a $100 Interislander voucher, family passes to Auckland Zoo, Kelly Tarltons MOTAT, Rainbow's End and Butterfly Creek. Other attractions you'll find at this year's gala are a garage sale, farm shop, bottle tombola, books, clothing, plants, toys, white elephant, biscuit decorating, wheel of fortune, coffee, cake and a great array of food options including curries, barbecued sausages, mussels, fish burgers, American-style hot dogs, and BLTs. There's plenty of fun entertainment for the kids too with a bouncy castle, noddy train, petting zoo, cycle skills challenges with bikes and helmets provided, craft activities -- and lots more. Candy floss and real fruit icecreams are always a treat and a great hit with the kids. Kelvin Woodley and the Brightwater School Band will add to the festive atmosphere with live music throughout the gala. The gala has all the ingredients for a memorable day out and as principal Gerald Baldwin says, "It's a fun day out for all the family. We are looking forward to a big crowd attending. A huge thanks goes to the Parent Liaison Group (PLG), ably led by Mandy Thomas, for all the hard work the gala team has put into making this day a highlight on the Brightwater School community calendar." Gladstone Road, Richmond PH 544-8024 Proud supporters of the Brightwater School Gala 5179930AA Ph: 542 4241 • Fax: 542 4251 0800 80 66 66 36 Ellis St, Brightwater, Nelson • Engine Oil and Filters • Transmission Oils • Marine Oils SEE US FOR WHOLESALE PRICES 5176580AA 5179993AA Proud to support the Brightwater School Gala Phone: 027-663 3120 www.johnsconcretecutting.co.nz 5180006AA TOM & MELANIE Celebrating 20 years in April PH 542-3756 32 Ellis St, Brightwater Brightwater 24 HR Fuel - All Cards Full vehicle repair workshop Proud Supporter of the Brightwater School Gala Motors God's calling: Nelson Hospital's new chaplain Yvonne McLean with Bishop of Nelson Richard Ellena. Photo: PHIL BARNES Hospital chaplain leads large team By PHIL BARNES The Rev Yvonne McLean was installed as the new ecumenical chaplain for Nelson hospitals during a service last week at Nelson Hospital. Yvonne has been assistant priest at Nelson's Christ Church Cathedral for the last eight years. She said although she was appoin- ted as chaplain by name, and this was a fulltime job, the work was actually covered by a team ministry which included locum chaplains and 19 vol- untary chaplain assistants. Six new assistants were com- missioned in last week's service. The chaplains are available for patients, their relatives and hospital staff. Their job is to care for people's spiritual, religious or pastoral needs, particularly in times of anxiety, bad news, loneliness, stress and difficult- ies that may arise from being in hos- pital. Yvonne said it was necessary to have such a large team of assistants because as well as the patients and their families who were using Nelson and Alexandra Hospitals, there were also 2300 hospital staff who may sometimes require their services. Yvonne said although the job would be challenging she felt very much that God called me here''. I'm here to walk with people on their journey through joys and sor- rows and just to be there for people. But I can only do it in God's strength.'' Eighty people attended last week's ceremony.
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