World Vision Receives Funds From Award Winning Volunteer
World Vision Receives Funds From Award Winning
World Vision New Zealand will tomorrow receive a $250 donation from Bethany Tiddy, winner of the inaugural TrustPower Waipa Youth Community Spirit Award.
Bethany from Te Awamutu College was named as winner of the Youth Community Spirit Award, which recognises secondary school students’ service to the school and the community. The Award is jointly run by TrustPower and the Waipa District Council and was presented at the TrustPower Waipa District Community Awards, held on Monday 30 April.
For winning the Award Bethany received a framed certificate and $500, with $250 going to Bethany personally and $250 being given to a community group of her choice, which is World Vision. Bethany will present her cheque to a representative of World Vision at an assembly at Te Awamutu College on Wednesday 9 May.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome extreme poverty and injustice. They currently support more than 55 projects in over 25 countries.
Bethany Tiddy is organising a 40 Hour Famine to raise money for World Vision at Te Awamutu College this year.
“I realise the importance of the work these volunteers do, I believe in it and it was a no brainer for me to choose World Vision to give the money to,” says Bethany.
Leah Oram, Schools Relationship Coordinator at World Vision, says they are so grateful to students like Bethany who are passionate about improving the health and nutrition of children in countries such as Mali and Niger in Africa.
“Through the 40 Hour Famine. Young people in NZ have a choice to make a difference in the world and it is so inspiring to see Bethany making a difference and donating money to such a worthy cause.”
TrustPower Community Relations Representative Teresa Partridge says the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award has been a wonderful opportunity to publicly acknowledge the work young people do to enrich their community.