The challenge: Talbot walks, money talks

Saturday June 15, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Inspired by James Talbot’s walk for charity, Margarita Taitua Vaetoru and her family donated $320 to the Creative Centre. Inspired by James Talbot’s walk for charity, Margarita Taitua Vaetoru and her family donated $320 to the Creative Centre.

Gentle and softly spoken, Margarita Taitua Vaetoru was so incredibly moved by James Talbot’s 3200km trek the length of New Zealand that she persuaded her family of three to come together and donate $320 towards Rarotonga’s Creative Centre.

 

Vaetoru looked forward to reading the updates of Talbot’s journey in Cook Islands News; she was disappointed that people hadn’t given enough to reach his goal of $300,000 for the charity.

His commitment to raising money for the Creative Centre, sacrificing five months with his family, inspired her to contribute. “His effort was very moving,” she says. “It’s such a wonderful thing he’s done, for our Creative Centre.”

The family decided on $320 to match his 3200 km. Her daughter Kuini-Heretumia Manning, a student and working part-time, handed over $100 of her hard-earned cash to help out.

“He’s walked the hard yards, I want to help and am hoping others will chip in too.”

Vaetoru is asking friends and family, businesses, resorts and anyone to pool together and please donate towards the centre and help Talbot reach his goal – surely people can give $10 each, she says.

Vaetoru and he partner Michael Lucky delivered their donation to the Creative Centre on Thursday afternoon. 

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  • Comment Link Creative Centre Rarotonga Thursday, 27 June 2019 15:31 posted by Creative Centre Rarotonga

    Meitaki maata Margarita, Michael and Kuini-Heretumia for your donation and support of James Talbot's fundraiser for the Creative Centre. Received your donation on June 13, 2019. Aroa nui! Emily OaAriki, Finance & Administration - Creative Centre

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