A Bay Father's Sacrifice - From the Bay of Plenty Times

A Bay man has seen first-hand just how life-changing cleft lip surgery can be and is now willing to shave off the beard he has been growing for three years to help other kids have a shot at a normal life.

Hamish MacMillan's daughter Emily, was born with a cleft lip and has had numerous surgeries to correct it. Oceanside Family Chiropractic owner, Mr MacMillan, said he was in his cricket clubhouse when he was asked what it would take to cut off his voluminous beard.

Philippines Typhoon Melor

Typhoon Melor hit the Philippine Islands 10 days before Christmas, bringing winds and rain that destroyed entire villages along with crops and food supplies. Our local hero, Pauline Curtis-Smith, was of course unable to sit by and watch this unfold, so once the immediate threat to Ruel House and the safety of the children had passed she sprang into action.
Pauline writes...

Team #foshaw Rickshaw Run

They called it a lawnmower and proceeded to traverse India in an effort to raise money for charity! Not that I've ever met these people, or for that matter had any knowledge of their venture, until they gifted over $3000.00 from their efforts.

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