by Margaret Stevenson-Wright

My thanks go to the Waikanae Lions Club and major sponsor Waikanae Funeral Home for the truly amazing Air Force Band charity concert at Southwards yesterday.

The hard work contributed by various parties that brought this concert to fruition exemplifies the essence of a community.

The consummate musical excellence of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band — inclusive of Flight Sergeant Murray Mansfield QSM (bag pipes) and guest vocalist Matt Mulholland – made this concert absolutely memorable.

My grateful thanks also to other sponsors – Woodman Automotive, Waikanae Butchery, Kevin Sheppard (Northside Reality Limited), Unichem Waikanae Beach Pharmacy and Ray White realtors.

Finally, huge congratulations to all involved – the outcome of which was to see $13,000 donated to our hard working, well deserving Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade.