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Charity jersey auction tops $10,000 - Lions say thank you

5 October 2017

THURSDAY 5 October 2017

The Wellington Lions would like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported our charity auction for the Wellington Children’s Hospital, and to all of you who made a donation at Westpac Stadium during our match against Otago. 
Our collective effort has raised more than $10,000 for the Wellington Children’s Hospital with the money raised to go toward the purchase of a paediatric gastroscope to be used by surgeons in theatre.
All 23 of our special bravery-themed playing jerseys, as well as the one-of-a-kind sterling silver Bravery Coin donated by The Village Goldsmith, were snapped up on our TradeMe auction.

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Wellington Hospital's Foundation chair Bill Day with the Bravery Coin used for the pre-match toss before Wellington's match against Otago. PHOTO: Getty Sport


The Lions players, coaches and management, would like to thank everybody involved for their generous contributions and continued support.
Wellington Hospitals Foundation chair Bill Day said he would like to extend his sincere thanks on behalf of the doctors, nurses and young patients of the children’s ward.
“I would like to thank the Wellington Lions and the wider Wellington rugby community for their generous support of the Children’s Hospital,” Day said.

Note: Replica Lions charity jerseys will be available from the Wellington Hospital website and retail store from Monday, October 9 with funds going to the children’s hospital.