Bulls Community Centre Media Release

December 08, 2016

Bulls Community Centre – We Are On Our Way!

Rangitikei District Council was thrilled to receive the news last Friday that the Lotteries Commission have granted $500,000 towards the new Bulls Community Centre. “Knowing that Lotteries have confidence in our community project is huge, so this funding means we can now officially launch our local fundraising campaign”, says Rangitikei Mayor, Andy Watson

A fundraising committee has been established, members are: Braden Hammond, Mike Skates, Lyndon Tamblyn, Annabel Sidey and local Councillor Jane Dunn, with support from Mayor Andy Watson and Bronwyn Meads, Council’s Community Programmes Officer. Part of the role of this committee is to engage with the local community to encourage and support groups and individuals to raise money through donations and events for the new Centre. The team already have some event ideas, including bringing back the Dick Dunn Challenge Belt, a major black tie boxing event. The committee welcomes fundraising ideas and new people are invited join them.

A “Give A Little” page has been established as the official Crowd Funding platform, which will enable anyone who wants to support the centre no matter where they are in the world. Any donation over $5 is tax deductible and receipts are automatically issued when payments are made on line. The page hosts a fantastic video staring Bulls own, Dr Dave Baldwin. To watch the video and to make an online donation go to: https://givealittle.co.nz/caus...

Cash or cheque donations can also be made at the Bulls Library and the Bulls Information Centre. Receipts will be issued for donations $5 upwards; or donations can be anonymous.

To follow progress on this exciting project like us on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Bullscommunitycentre/

The design and plans for the new centre have been updated following community feedback. Subject to progress with fundraising, tenders for the project will be called in the New Year. A final decision to proceed to construction is reliant on having 70% of the external (non-Council) funding in place. All going well building the new centre can start in mid-2017.

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