‘Amazing’ response to Toot for Tucker

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Sirens and horns could be heard throughout Gore on Wednesday night during Toot for Tucker.

Gore River Valley Lions, Salvation Army Gore Corps, St John Hokonui cadets, Gore Girl Guides and emergency service volunteers hit the streets to collect non-perishable food items.

The Gore River Valley Lions project convener Chris Bannerman said this year’s event was a success.

“We got more than last year,” Mrs Bannerman said.

Last year 3266 items were donated.

The final count from this year’s Toot for Tucker would be finalised by the end of today, she said.

She was impressed with the community’s response.

“The generosity of Gore folk is amazing.”

They had a lot of runners this year.

“It was great to have the St John’s cadets and Girl Guides on board.”

Most of the drivers were able to finish their area in about an hour, Mrs Bannerman said.

If people still had items they wanted to give they could take them to The Ensign office or the Salvation Army.

Ready for action . . .Toot for Tucker volunteers were ready to hit the streets of Gore to collect non-perishable food items on Wednesday night.