Manawatu's sweet fundraiser for Neonatal Trust

JULY 10, 2017 / Articles


Manawatu Campus recently ran a cake competition which benefited The Neonatal Trust. 

The cakes from the competition were auctioned off, raising an amazing $1087.  The person with the cake that sold for the most then decided which charity they wanted to donate the money to. Winning student Larry Hart selected The Neonatal Trust. 

Peter Vullings accepted the donation and said a few words on behalf of The Neonatal Trust (Thanks Peter). Peter is the father of ex 25-weeker Ollie, who is now a happy, healthy seven year old. Ollie spent 6.5 weeks in Wellington NICU and a further seven weeks in Palmerston North SCBU before being allowed home just two days before his actual due date.

In the photo above, Year 13 student Talya Cox presents a cheque to Pete. Below, Peter is flanked by Larry Hart (left) who won the cake competition with many students in support.