Woodturners donate items to Cancer Society

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Kind donation . Checking out the wooden items given to the South Canterbury Cancer Society by the Timaru Woodturners Club to raffle off for Daffodil Day in September are (back, from left) Julie Cooke, Barry Scott, Trine Harris, Alex Govan and Christine Fraser and (front, from left) club president Adriaan Slooten and South Canterbury Cancer Society manager Leola Smith. PHOTO: RACHAEL COMER

by Rachael Comer

A Timaru group has branched out with its annual charitable donation.
Last week, the South Canterbury Cancer Society was presented with a range of wooden items crafted by members of the Timaru Woodturners Club. The wooden pieces, including plates, bowls and vases, will be used for Daffodil Day raffles in September.
South Canterbury Cancer Society manager Leola Smith said traditionally the club had made wooden wig stands for patients in the region, but this year had decided to make something different.
“We have a lot of wig stands,” Ms Smith said.
“We are absolutely delighted with the donations. A lot of time and effort has gone into these items.”
Timaru Woodturners Club president Adriaan Slooten said making the items was a hobby for members.
“We get great pleasure in making these things and people will enjoy winning them. It’s a win, win,” he said.