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Farmy Army seeks jobs and volunteers

MEDIA ADVISORY


17 March 2011

Can the media please assist the Farmy Army

Federated Farmers is asking the media to help the Farmy Army compile job lists and volunteers for this weekend (18, 19, March). There will also be a memorial service at 8am tomorrow (18 March), with His Worship the Mayor, Bob Parker, in attendance.

Memorial Service for Farmy Army volunteers (Friday, 18 March at 8am):
Tomorrow is Canterbury’s Memorial Day and before departing the Canterbury A&P Showgrounds for the streets of Christchurch, a short service will be held at 8am in recognition of those who have lost their lives. Chaired by Federated Farmers President, Don Nicolson, it will feature short speeches by John Hartnell, Federated Farmers earthquake spokesperson, His Worship the Mayor, Bob Parker and a blessing by Kaumātua. It will also be used to pass on our sincerest best wishes to the many families in Japan who have lost loved ones, homes and precious memories.

If schools, homeowners or businesses need Farmy Army assistance:
Those in need can call 027 266 7926 (7.00am to 7.00pm) or 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING) up until 5.00pm Friday. Over the weekend people can call 027 266 7926.

To volunteer for the Farmy Army’s last big push on 18, 19 and 20 March 2011:
To volunteer, people simply need to turn up at the A+P Showgrounds in Curletts Road between 7am and 12pm on 18, 19 or 20 March 2011.

Federated Farmers wishes to thank the media for your assistance in conveying important messages since February 22, 2011. You have helped in so many ways to facilitate the clean-up effort but this often goes unrecognised, but not by us.


ENDS

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