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The Gisborne Photo News



$6000 For The Blind

The magnificent amount of more than $6000 was collected by both the Lions Clubs of Gisborne and their helpers in the recent house-to-house appeal for the blind. Did you know that, while the purpose of Lions Clubs is service to the community in general, one of the main objects is the welfare of the blind? Members of the Gisborne and Gisborne Turanga Clubs turned out in force as drivers and, with the grand help of people from the Ilminster School, collected the amount mentioned.


The National Bank was used as the counting house where members of the staff returned on the Saturday morning to give their services free as their contribution to the appeal. From left, in front, Marguerite Clark and Diane Driffill (sitting) and, at back, Maurice Cavaney, Gavin Sergeant, Vic Okeby, Nola Jacobson and Raewyn Sergeant.


Gisborne Club Lions helping at the count are, from left, Ray Steed, Frank Amor and Ian Mclldowie.


With the help of David and Kevin Sergeant and Rodney Faulkner Gisborne Lions Joe Oates, Mick Sheridan (secretary Gisborne advisory committee) and Peter Faulkner were also needed for the count-up.