Good causes get kick start

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Promoting their good causes just got easier for 22 Wakatipu community groups.

In the past quarter, they’ve all been given grants from Mountain Scene’s Community Advertising Trust to promote themselves and their activities.

Each year the trust gives $25,000 to non-profit organisations to advertise free in this newspaper.

Among latest recipients is Arrowtown Community Preschool, which needs to consult with the community to obtain funding for a desperately needed new early childhood centre for under-threes.

The Agender organisation is using its free space to call for cross-dressers and transsexuals to join a new Queenstown Lakes/Central Otago support group.

Arrowtown Plunket is appealing for new committee members because its present ones have all just had a baby
or are expecting one.

Frankton Playcentre is placing advertising to find – and then publicise – a new home, with the Remarkables Primary School due to take over its site.

The Queenstown Citizens Advice Bureau wants to promote a new community contacts booklet, especially for newcomers.

Other recipients include Wakatipu Victim Support promoting a parenting talk, Wakatipu Potters Club, Arrowtown School PTA, Wakatipu Community Church (Presbyterian) for its annual fair, Wakatipu Plunket, Wakatipu Pony Club, Wakatipu Toy Library to publicise its hireage of novelty cake tins for children’s parties, Queenstown Lakes Family Centre, Queenstown and Arrowtown Tennis Clubs, Save Animals From Exploitation, St Joseph’s School PTA, Freedom Church, Central Otago Regional Choir, Queenstown Art Society and the Queenstown Auto Extravaganza, which is being held next February/March.