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Monday, March 7, 2011

Auction of army's battered barrows

Auction of army's battered barrows

Novel approach to army fundraiser

Last updated 16:11 08/03/2011
Looking for that wow-factor in your garden once liquefaction is removed? The Student Volunteer Army might be able to help again.

After lugging thousands of tonnes of silt from Christchurch streets, the Student Army's well-used wheel barrows are being auctioned on Trade Me to replenish the army's account.

Seller, Canterbury University chaplain Tom Innes, said the 12 wheel barrows, ''in various states of disrepair'' would make excellent planters for herbs, or simply add a rustic element to any garden.

''I'd just been helping out with the army and I said I'd take them away and get rid of them,'' he said.

''Then I thought about selling them.''

Innes said the Student Army had done exceptional work following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake two weeks ago, and were ''using the [account] money well''.

For those who do not want reminding of liquefaction, online donations can be made to the Student Army's account,  Te Waipounamu Foundation Trust, 03-1354-0238686-00.

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