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Mayor Sandra Goudie, second left, and Mayor Ash Tanner, right, at one of the sheds. Photo: SUPPLIED

Blokes & Their Sheds event raises more than $10,000

The Mayors of all three district councils in the region were recently out together to support the Life Education Trust’s Learning with Harold at its Blokes & Their Sheds event.
Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie and Matamata-Piako Mayor Ash Tanner visited a number of the 12 sheds open for the weekend during the event, while Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams hosted one of the sites.
Blokes & Their Sheds displayed vintage, classic and racing cars, vintage farm equipment, tractors, machinery, tools and memorabilia at the 12 sheds on show. Ticket numbers were limited for each display and were sold out to viewers from around the region, as well as some from as far away as Wairarapa. More than $10,000 was raised for the trust, which works with primary school children aged 5-13 years.
A trust spokesperson said as all funding for Life Education Trust was raised locally, support from local councils, charities and businesses was vital to the ongoing success of the programme.
“Waikato East Life Education is grateful to the hosts and supporters who attended.”