Firefighters ’play house’ for a good cause

The Te Anau Fire Brigade's group of Skytower participants this year include Rhys Jones (left), Rory Stock, Dylan O'Neill, Max Masser, Doug Robbie and John Shanks. Not featured is fellow Skytower climber Gareth Wason.

The Te Anau Volunteer Fire Brigade is hoping a custom-built playhouse will be its ticket to raising big funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

The brigade is in the last stages of constructing an impressive children's playhouse that will soon be raffled off at $5 a ticket. The firefighters said the idea to build the playhouse was a group idea that seemed like something different to offer for a raffle. 

The house had been coming together, thanks to fellow firefighter Doug Robbie's building skills, and materials donated with help from PlaceMakers, Fine Line Painting and Diamond Roofing, they said.

The group said all proceeds would go to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand as part of their group's bid to compete in the SkyTower Stair Challenge in Auckland this May.

With 1000 tickets soon to be on sale, the group said they were hoping to raise $5000 for the cause. 

More information about the raffle and when tickets would be available will soon be posted on the Te Anau Volunteer Fire Brigade's public Facebook page.


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