The Marton Christian Welfare Foodbank receives donations as a result of the local Mitre 10 Marton Triathlon

The funds raised from the annual Mitre 10 Marton Triathlon event on the 11th of March were presented to the Marton Christian Welfare Foodbank by the team at Mitre 10 Marton. Event Coordinator Marie Kinloch from Sport Whanganui says, “We would like to thank all the participants for their kind donations, it is fantastic to donate to a charity that gives so much to our community.”

The Marton Foodbank were presented with the funds raised from entry fees, as well as a generous amount of food cleaning and health products. The donations were kindly received by the chosen charity, “We are delighted to be the named charity for this local event, it is great to have Mitre 10 Marton achieving a common goal to support the community and we are most thankful for the kind donations” says Sarah Vickers.

The Marton Christian Welfare has been operating for 42 years with 35 passionate volunteers all willing to give up their valuable time to help the community. In 2017 the Marton Christian Welfare supported approximately 80 families over the festive holidays in Marton.

The objective of the Marton Christian Welfare is to help the community by networking, collaborating and building relationships with local oragnaisations for the benefit of the Marton community.
Overall the event was a great success, with 237 entries, almost double the amount of entries from last year. For more information about the Mitre 10 Marton Triathlon please contact Marie Kinloch on 06 349 2327 or email marie@sportwhanganui.co.nz

The Mitre 10 Marton team presenting the donations raised for The Marton Christian Welfare Marton Foodbank