St John benefits dog trials

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I think they [St John] were chosen because we really need St John in the rural industry .. We thought the rebuild [of the hub] would be a good thing to get behind, too.–Mike JoyceDog Trials raised $6000 for Gore St John this year.

Dog trials committee chairman Mike Joyce presented St John with the funds on Thursday.

St John Hokonui area executive officer Vicki Kelly said the money would go towards the new hub in Charlton Rd.

“Every little bit helps,” Mrs Kelly said.

Mr Joyce said the dog trials committee chose where the proceeds went.

“I think they [St John] were chosen because we really need St John in the rural industry .. We thought the rebuild [of the hub] would be a good thing to get behind, too,” Mr Joyce said.

The proceeds were from an auction held at the dog trials, he said.

“We also sell space to local businesses so they can set up a stall on the day of the trials.”

This is the second year the indoor dog trials, which are held in August, has raised funds for the charity.

Mrs Kelly said the funds would be a great help to Gore St John, especially as the new building was not fully funded yet.

“The funds will go to the new building .. the same place it went last year,” she said.

“If we didn’t have the community, we wouldn’t have this building – it’s great the community is supporting us.”