Clan Donald Auckland has initiated a programme for funding to cover the cost for equipment and scholarships.
The first of these funding events took place on Saturday the 1st of December at Bunnings Warehouse in Mt Roskill. Bunnings have a policy of supporting charitable organizations in their fund raising, and in particular allowing organizations to have a Sausage Sizzle near the entrance to their stores. Bunnings provide the barbecue, gas and tables. Organizations provide the sausages, sliced bread, sauces and onions.
This event was to cover the cost of the sign-writing on the trailer. The trailer is used to transport the pavilion and other equipment to the various Highland Games.
The new sign-writing on the rear of the trailer.
Clan Donald were on site from 8.00am till 4.00pm. The Clan Members, led by the President Barrie Paterson and his wife Annette were Geoff Parry, Trevor Pollard, Murdock McDonald, Alan and Mary Bray, and Tom and Lynnette McDonald.
Andrew Wilkie did a sterling effort as pied piper for the whole day. Taking a five minute rest periodically to catch his breath.
Andrew Wilkie playing a few pipe tunes.
Lynnette McDonald about to supply two anxious boys waiting for their sausages.
Murdock McDonald taking a well-earned rest from preparing the onions.
The job is not done till everything is cleaned up. Murdock McDonald cleaning the barbecue.
Andrew Wilkie taking a well-earned rest at the end of the day.
400 sausages were cooked and sold for a very worthwhile profit. Further Sausage Sizzles are planned, and the next is likely to be at Bunnings on the North Shore in Auckland. The earnings will then be targeted at providing scholarships.