Carisbrook Rotary Project committee member Lindsay Thorburn
talks about the fundraising project, which led to $100,000
being presented to Southern District Health Board chief
executive Carole Heatly on Saturday. Photo by Linda
The numbers speak for themselves.
From the remains of Carisbrook, dozens of Rotary volunteers
removed 23,000 seats fixed by 42,347 nuts and sold them to
hundreds of people and organisations from all over New
That Carisbrook Rotary Project culminated in a $100,000
cheque being presented to Southern District Health Board
chief executive Carole Heatly on Saturday.
Ms Heatly said the money had gone towards the children's ward
facility, which now ''sets the bar for the rest of the
hospital, and we want the rest of Dunedin Hospital to look as
good as the Rotary Children's Ward''.
Project committee member Lindsay Thorburn said the Carisbrook
project ''was amazing''.
Dunedin Rotary clubs, alongside those from Milton, Taieri and
Mosgiel, worked on the project, which was expected to raise
about $290,000 at its conclusion.
In addition to selling seats, organisers were also inundated
with people wanting to buy chopping blocks salvaged from the
former ground's seats.
Mr Thorburn said it was the most involving project he had
ever been part of.