Old metal to fund dance trip

Scrap metal from around the district could be the key to helping a local youngster dance his way to San Diego.
13-year-old Ben Rawnsley is in a dance crew called the Swagganauts, which this year placed third at the Auckland regionals, fourth at the National preliminaries and stepped up to third at the National finals.
This meant the crew qualified to represent New Zealand in August to compete at Hip hop International in San Diego.
“We will go on to face the best crews from around the world which is an amazing achievement. However we do need the money to get over there, so we will be hosting some fundraisers,” Ben says.
This weekend’s scrap metal fund raiser is looking for anything from old car batteries, fridges, freezers, ovens and more. Items can be dropped in to Glassways at Manukau Road or can be collected by phoning 027 221 0091.

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