Mangawhai Walking Weekend distributed $23,000
Posted at 10:34am Monday 19 Aug, 2019
Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust this month distributed $23,000 to community groups following the success of its 20th Mangawhai Walking Weekend and sold out Food and Wine Festival.
Groups that benefited were Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, Mangawhai Kaiwaka Scouts, St John's Mangawhai Cadets, Plastic Free Mangawhai and the Mangawhai Domain.
“We wish to thank our community of volunteers, sponsors and attendees for their generous support each year and the continued interest in the growth of future events,” says Walking Weekend coordinator Dorothy Freeman.
The Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust has been the primary recipient of Walking Weekend grants over the past 15 years.
Tracks Charitable Trust chair Gordon Hosking says the support has allowed the development of many kilometres of walking tracks in the wider Mangawhai area.
While volunteer trackies provide the muscle to create the walks, materials for bridges, steps and boardwalks are dependent on generous funding.