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Round the Vines raises $40,000

May 15, 2019 May 2019 No Comments

Round the vines continues  going from strength to strength.  Now over 24 years on and the whole experience is still being thoroughly enjoyed  by everyone involved.

This year 1,500  competitors took part which will give a profit in excess of $40,000. This is an amazing amount of money which is tagged to go towards the school’s multi purpose turf which will be able to be started sooner than had been anticipated.

Behind every event there is an amazing band of organisers and support crew. Without the commitment and organisation of Keri Titherington, Ngahuia Barrs, Viv Malneek, Rachel Griffiths, Ange Sweeney and Hayley Brandon the event certainly would have struggled to be anywhere near as successful

The school certainly appreciated the time and energy which goes into the  organisation Alongside the main organisers there is a band of helpers too numerous to mention individually: set up crews, registration desk, track organisers, drinks  crews, marshals and photographers who are all integral to the running of the event. 

The we have the generous businesses that donate so much to the event – the prizes are amazing. The use of the vineyards make this such a unique fundraiser – we are certainly the envy of many a school community.

2020 will be the 25th anniversary of the event and we look forward to another hugely successful day. 

Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive:  ‘It’s always so well organised and the support crew  are funny and friendly. It’s a pleasure to do this event’ 

‘Really fantastic event. I’ll definitely be back. Loved the entertainment and the fact that the school’s kids were involved

‘It’s the sense of community – that the teachers are serving at  the drinks stands and  thanking everyone for their contribution to the school. You really feel part of something’.

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