Analyst Intel

3 September 2021

61k raised for local Cancer Society

By Suz Bremner

The annual ANZ Cancer Society stock drive was held at Matawhero sale yards today, and the donation of approximately 340 sheep from around the region meant $61,070 was raised for the local Cancer Society, almost double the previous year's result.

Matawhero CS fundraiser


PGG regional manager Jamie Hayward said the drive is always well-supported and this year was not different "Everyone supports this fundraising event - from those donating the sheep, right through to the transport companies, auctioneers and buyers. All the donations stay local and that is a big driver of this fundraiser's success. One anonymous supporter donated 50 male lambs which sold for $299 per head, totalling nearly $15,000 from one pen. And there will be more donations still to come as some opt to donate in other ways. We are stoked with the result."

PEN FOUR: This pen alone sold for a total of $15,000 with all proceeds going to the local Cancer Society.