Rural Women take heart-warming gifts to school kids

Jesse Wood





Last month Te Rahu Rural Women president Lynn Gunn and vicepresident Sheryl Gower visited Kihikihi Primary School to gift duvets to eight children. The school selected one child from each class who they thought needed it the most. “We are very grateful for the kind support and donation from the Rural Women group of warm winter blankets for some of our tamariki at our school,” says Kihikihi School principal Sunny West. “It was lovely to see such bright smiles on the faces of those who received one and they were looking forward to adding an extra blanket to their beds at night.” Te Rahu Rural Women New Zealand is a charitable membership organisation supporting people in rural communities through connections, advocacy and education. Members enjoy the opportunity to meet and connect with others and to work together to enhance their rural communities. Every year it gives a charitable donation to an organisation or group and has previously given to the likes of the Te Awamutu Wheelchair Wagon, CommSafe and Loving Arms. Te Rahu Rural Women couldn’t make its donations without the help of the community. At its yearly soup day ($5 a bowl), it also has a sales table where people can buy raffle tickets and other items — a great way for anyone to donate to its cause. Unfortunately, the last soup day didn’t go ahead due to Covid, but keep an eye out for the next one.