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26 July 2022
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Shear 4 Blair programme

The Southland Charity Hospital Trust was established in 2019 following Blair’s highly-publicised battle with terminal bowel cancer. After his diagnosis in 2018, Blair was told he had weeks to live, but chronic under-resourcing of the health service in Southland meant he was unlikely to see a specialist before cancer took his life. Blair and his family decided that this needed to change. As a result of their work, the Southland Charity Hospital was formed.

The Southland Charity Hospital provides free services to those in the southern half of New Zealand who cannot access care through the public or private health systems.

One of the greatest legacies Blair has left behind is the formation of the Southland Charity Hospital Trust.

After raising $200,000 for the Hospital during a marathon event called the 24hr Shear4blair, it was clear that the Woolgrowers in the Southland community have a big heart, and PGG Wrightson Rep Jared Manihera realised there is more he can do.

From 1st July 2022, farmers can donate bales of wool through the PGG Wrightson wool stores to the Southland Charity Hospital.We aim to acquire 2500 donated bales which will be sold through PGG Wrightson Wool, in which all proceeds go to the Southland Charity Hospital.

To donate your Wool Bales or for any queries contact: 

Jared Manihera, PGG Wrightson Wool Rep and Fundraise Manager: 0272260263.

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