An auction to raise funds for a fun day for St Leonards
School pupils and a memorial for Bradley (9) and Ellen (6)
Livingstone opens today.
Organiser Tim Foley said the more than 80 auction items
included a walk-on role on the television programme
Shortland Street, a retreat for four people in Hanmer
Springs and the chance to meet the cast of the television
programme 7 Days at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Mr Foley said the money raised would fund a ''fun-filled
day'' to return the smiles to pupils after the double
homicide of their classmates earlier this month.
''A day not to think of the hard stuff.''
Some of the funds would go to a memorial initiated by the
school for Bradley and Ellen.
Mr Foley was ''blown away'' by the auction items given by
former pupils, businesses, sporting organisations and St
Leonards residents. Other auction items included original
art, an electric bike, a chance to ''hijack'' a radio show, a
ride in a Porsche GT3 race car and a cricket bat signed by
the Black Caps.
The Trade Me auctions opened today and close next Wednesday.
Another planned fundraiser was a return bike ride from the St
Leonards Yacht Club to the stadium on Sunday, which Dunedin
Mayor Dave Cull would open and ride in.