Wairarapa News : January 16th 2013
31 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS Oil sales help family Good oil: Grace Yeats, who has a brain disease, continues to attract support. Local residents are selling massage oil supplied by The Herb Farm at the Martinborough Fair to raise money for the Carterton 10-year-old and her family. By PIERS FULLER The plight of Grace Yeats con- tinues to touch the hearts of the local people who are motivated to help the brain disease stricken Carterton 10-year-old and her family. Mike and Michelle Milburn of Te Wharau heard about Mana- watu company The Herb Farm creating a special oil to raise money for Grace. The Milburns decided they could use their initiative to sell more bottles of the oil to raise even more money. Setting up a prominent stall at both days of the Martinborough Fair in February and March, the Milburns are hoping Wairarapa and Wellington people will get in behind the cause. With children of their own, Mr Milburn says the story of Grace moved them and although they don t know the family they feel for their situation. We re quite excited in terms of being to be able to do our bit for the family, he says. Sarah and Lynn from The Herb Farm heard of Grace s story when buying wood for their new stands from Grace s father s business. We found out that Tracy [Grace s mother] used an oil of ours on Grace in Starship Hos- pital and how much she enjoyed the massage. It set us thinking about how we could do something special to help with the fundrais- ing. Hearing Grace s story touched our hearts and made us think how blessed we are and how being grateful for the blessings in our lives is so important as you never know what is ahead. They formulated a body oil cal- led Grace s Oil of Gratitude . This is a body oil which we would like people to use to nourish their skin and as they massage it in think of all the blessings in their lives as well as the support they are giving Grace through the purchase of this oil. Price increase may motivate more to quit Quitters: Alf Puhara and Tony Larson both recently gave up smoking and are enjoying the money they are saving. Are you, like many smokers, considering giving up now the prices have gone up. Prices are due to increase again next year so that might be a good motivator to help you quit. They will rise by another 10 per cent and by 2016 a pack of cigarettes will cost more than $20. There is a lot of support for you at this time so make the most of the opportunity. Many of the services and quit products are at little or no cost to you. Research shows people are most successful at quitting if they have a quit coach and quit products. We are lucky in the Wai- rarapa to have a number of dif- ferent options for people who want to quit. Whaiora runs rolling quit groups which means you can join any time. The groups are in: Masterton -- Education Cen- tre, 21 Dixon St from noon to 1pm and 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays beginning today, January 16. Featherston -- Family Works, from 12.30 to 1.30pm on Thurs- days beginning January 17. Carterton -- at the Events Centre in the Plunket room, Thursday evenings 6.30 to 7.30pm beginning January 31. To book a space at one of the groups or an individual appointment with a quit coach contact Whaiora on 0800 494 246 or 06 370 0818 or contact your local medical cen- tre or Quitline on 0800 778 778.
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