Switch to online sparks reward

From left, John Bullick, Melissa and Charlotte Williams and Cambridge Findit social media manager Kirsty Wright.

One of Cambridge’s many good sorts was recognized last week with the gift of a $50 Good Union voucher, donated by the local restaurant for a competition organised by Cambridge Rotary.

The Good Sorts with Good Union competition ran as part of the Cambridge Findit Online Directory launch, urging Facebook users to nominate a worthy local person. Selected at random, Angela Williams was made the winner, nominated by her best friend of many years and now sister in law, Melissa Williams.

“When I saw the competition I immediately thought of her because she is the most supportive friend to me and our family,” Melissa said. “She’s the best auntie, really supportive of us as full time working parents, and just a really special person for everybody, very generous of her time.”

Melissa said she was very grateful for the win and said the two of them would use the voucher to enjoy some girl time.

The online version of the Cambridge Findit community directory is now live at www. cambridgefindit.co.nz – the go-to for everything Cambridge with over 90 hits a day.

The printed version, which started in 1990, has since raised over a million dollars for the local community. Businesses can now advertise both online and in print, with all proceeds go straight back into Cambridge.

“The printed version works with some generations, but it’s not going to last, and we want it to last as a fundraiser, so moving towards the online side is going to really help with that,” said Cambridge Rotarian John Bullick.

A favourite aspect of the printed version for many – the vouchers – will soon be part of the online version as well, with plans to soon launch a “Grab-one” type of voucher system featuring Cambridge businesses.

“It’s all about encouraging people to shop local and support local businesses.”

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