Putting fun into fundraising
The Onewhero Area School Netball Club are currently putting the fun back in fund raising. 
The club are holding a Wearable Arts Festival on the 27 May 2017 and are currently looking for support and entries for their evening.
“We currently have ten teams that play at Pukekohe Netball Centre every Saturday. The motivation behind this is raising funds for replacement equipment like netballs, first aid kits and uniform replacements, as well as to showcase local talent,” says organiser, Natalie Smith.  

As the main prize, the overall winner will be sent to Wellington for The Wearable Art Show 2017 in September/October. 
“This would involve Airfares, Accommodation and tickets to the show for two people. We are currently looking for generous sponsors to make help this happen,” says Natalie.
Everyone is encouraged to enter, and there are three categories to choose from: Trash to Fashion, Ocean Inspired or Down on the Farm. 
Onewhero Area School team four have already come up with two creations that they will be entering into the festival.  Using old video tape inners, and cuttings from flax, the girls are excited to show off their creations. 
“The whole purpose of these categories is so we can re-create and re-use items that are no longer used and just laying around.” 
Entries into the Wearable Arts Festival cost a mere $5, and close Thursday 19 May.  
“Also on the night we will be holding a silent auction and have some amazing prizes already donated,” she says. 
“We have an enthusiastic bunch of parents making this happen and we are looking forward to putting a fantastic, fun evening”
Tickets to the show are available, and cost $20 each. For information, contact Natalie on 027 284 6060 or email smithgr8dig@gmail.com

CAPTION: From left, Onewhero Area School team four, Emily, Tanika (model) Chloe, Zanya (model) Janelle, Olivia, Emma-Nicole, Megan and Mereana, are looking forward to showcasing their entries in their Wearable Arts Festival.