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‘Zoom’ with a trolley

Trevor Martin, left, with Pak’n Save Masterton owner Andrew Summerville, and Jude Clark. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN

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Whether it is possible to fill a trolley with $1000 of groceries in a minute and a half is something one person gets to find out next month.

Raffle tickets for the Masterton Pak’n Save trolley grab went on sale on Monday to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Wairarapa.

Money raised is earmarked for the purchase of a new van for the non-government organisation.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other mental functions. It causes brain cells to waste away.

The raffle is being organised by committee volunteers Trevor Martin and Jude Clark who dropped wads of tickets to Masterton Pak’n Save on Friday afternoon.

The supermarket owner-operator Andrew Summerville said Alzheimer’s was a “heart-breaking disease”.

“Trevor and Jude were so passionate with their pitch of the idea that I felt pleased to donate goods,” Summerville said.

He also liked the idea because it was timely before Christmas for someone to win groceries and he hoped the winner was someone who really needed it.

Meat and alcohol are not excluded from the grab, but some items have quantity limits.

Summerville hasn’t held a trolley shopping grab at the store before and said he was looking forward to it.

The winning ticket would be drawn on December 14, and the shopping grab is at 7.30am on December 16.

“I am looking forward to watching it, it will be exciting and great fun,” Summerville said.

At this stage, only 2000 tickets have been printed.

Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.

They can be bought at the Pak’n Save customer services counter or by contacting the Alzheimer’s Wairarapa office on  06 377 7522 or [email protected]


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