Expressway To Benefit Hospice And Youth

Mary Potter Hospice has been chosen alongside of Kapiti Youth Support (KYS) as the charity of choice for the Community Open Day of the MacKay’s to Peka Peka (M2PP) Expressway opening. Phillip Harris, Senior Fundraiser – Corporate, Community and Events

Open Day next Saturday

By Roger Childs

The politicians gather to officially open the Expressway on Thursday while the public will be free to roam on Saturday.

The 5km stretch from Kapiti Road to Te Moana Road will be open for walkers, runners, cyclists, buses, and possibly horse riders, from 8.30am.

There will be entertainment and food stalls at the two ‘ends’ and this is where two local charities will have volunteers shaking buckets.

Up to 15,000 people are expected to take advantage of the open access to the long awaited Expressway.

 KYS and Mary Potter benefiting

The two charities have their headquarters within a kilometre of one another in Paraparaumu and meet the needs of different age groups in the community.

KYS helps young people in need. To quote their brochure “KYS is a free confidential health and support service for anyone between the ages of 10 and 24.”

Mary Potter Hospice on the other hand provides support services for generally older people who are in their twilight years.

Hopefully there will be a rare summer’s day this weekend, so that both worthy causes can benefit from the thousand expected to have an Expressway experience.