Borland Lodge trust ‘humbled’

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The iconic red chalets are part of the history at Borland Lodge. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

THE fundraising target for Borland Lodge’s Givealittle page has been reduced after donations from throughout New Zealand and the world have been received.

Borland Lodge Adventure and Education Trust chairman Grant Hubber said the trust had been able to revise its fundraising target from $50,000 to $35,000, which is a third of the way to reaching the target to keep the lodge going amid major setbacks from the Covid-19 lockdown.

“We sincerely thank everyone for the amazing generosity and  contributions so far. We are humbled by the donations, comments, offers of help and plans to come and stay

“This has confirmed our belief that Borland Lodge makes a real difference to people, that the memories created here last forever and that another 50 years of Borland Lodge is a worthy cause.

“We have received donations from far and wide Southland, all over New Zealand and from other pockets of the world but we are not out of the woods yet,

Borland Lodge reopened at Alert Level 2, with extra protocols in place to ensure people could stay safely.

“It has been great to see people slowly coming back in and making the most of the place hunters and a few individuals,” Mr Hubber said.

The trust was still encouraging Southlanders to continue to share its story so they could muster up the $25,000 still needed to keep the lodge open in the long term.

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