Joint Fundraiser for Kris Blenkiron

Posted by Administrator on Wednesday, 28 May 2014
In February this year Titahi Bay resident Kris Blenkiron was seriously injured in an accident at Titahi Bay beach while kite surfing. He collided with a boat and suffered horrific injuries to both of his legs. Surgeons managed to reattach his legs but Kris faces months, perhaps years of rehabilitation and recovery.
The Titahi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club and the NZ Parliamentary Rugby Team are combining forces to host a fundraiser to support Kris and his young family. The Parliamentary Rugby Team will play a rugby game against a selection team from the Titahi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.
The game will be held on June 14th 2.30pm at Onepoto Park with the after-match being held at Titahi Bay Surf Club. Tickets for the after-match function are available by emailing nippers@titahibayslsc.org.nz.
Kris and his wife had only recently returned to New Zealand to start their family. At the time of the accident Kris was seeking work, but had not been working and as a result is unable to get the assistance of ACC, and having come back to New Zealand with savings towards a house deposit, WINZ are unable to assist. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to Kris and his family to help him with his recovery and rehabilitation.
We hope to make it a fun and very successful day. There will be sausage sizzles, half time entertainment, raffles and auctions. Please come along and show your support.
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