Tour de Raglan Fundraising event a hit

Magnolia Tree Childcare wanted to help two members of our local volunteer fire service, Dirk and Mick, who are taking part in the Tour Aotearoa by cycling 3000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise funds for Raglan Volunteer fire service. 

Jackie Gillet came up with the idea of our very own Tour de Raglan where the children from our centre plus their whānau would be able to actively take part by being sponsored, all to raise some much needed funds for the fire fighters to purchase new head lamps for working in the dark.

Our hard working staff made posters, banners and flyers to tell our centre families about supporting the Tour de Raglan.

On Tuesday afternoon, March 17, we all met at the netball courts to get going. There were bikes, scooters , skateboards, and roller skates. We had young and old all taking part for a great cause. Jackie counted 1297 circuits of the netball courts as well as more circuits on the grass of the rugby fields. At least 50 people cycled for 1 hour or 1297 laps which came to a total of 3000 minutes.

All the participants were rewarded with a sausage and an iceblock.

We raised a grand total of $850. Dirk came along too, although not on his bike, as he  had just returned to Raglan from completing the length of the North Island.

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