Funds raised for St John

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St John Invercargill area committee chairman Phil Fraser and St John Hub fundraising committee member Kim Forsythe, accept a cheque from Invercargill Inner Wheel members Barbara Low and FibreOctave Wearable Art & Musical Extravaganza president Gaye McElroy. Photo: Janette Gellatly

Almost 670 people attended this year’s event at Bill Richardson Transport World, which raised $3000 for St John.

FibreOctave Wearable Art & Musical Extravaganza president Gaye McElroy said the event began six years ago during an Inner Wheel club night with 40 people and had since “blossomed”.

St John is raising funds to build an Invercargill hub to bring all its emergency core services and community-based services into one purpose-built building, which will also service its vehicles for greater Invercargill.

The cost of the project is $2,190,000.

St John Invercargill area committee chairman Phil Fraser said support was needed for this to happen, with $900,000 still needed. Donations can be made at ASB or at the St John office at 151 Tay St.

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