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Supporting Our Local Community

Luke McClelland —

As we know too well, the financial, health and social impacts of COVID-19 are widespread and are being felt right here, in our local communities.

Reports that Foodbank demand across NZ had increased 600% caught the attention of our Selwyn residents.

Led by the elected committee of the Selwyn College Student Association, members of the Selwyn community (including whanau and ex-residents) have raised $3,350 for our sister organisation, Anglican Family Care. The donation will be used to purchase supermarket food vouchers for local families supported by AFC.

Mike Williams (General Manager) and Donna Davidson (Fundraising & Communications Manager) recently visited the College to thank the Selwyn community for their contribution. The donation was presented by Hannah Jensen, second-year resident and Selwyn College Special Character scholar for 2020.

Selwyn College is humbled by the immense contribution and dedication of AFC (and the many other similar community-based organisations) working tirelessly at a time when the demand for their services is increasing.

Kia kaha, Kia māia, Kia manawanui.

Luke McClelland

Tautiaki, Warden