|Wednesday 12 March 1997|
COUNCIL TIES IN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FUNDRAISER
Christchurch City Council staff are getting behind the Muscular Dystrophy Association's first annual `Bow Tie' day which will raise awareness of neuromuscular conditions.
The idea for the Council to support the appeal came from an employee who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. It's hoped the majority of the Council's 2000 staff will donate $2.00 towards the cause and wear their Bow Tie pins on Friday.
Information about the appeal was included in staff's pay slips and donation boxes will be placed throughout the Civic Offices, Service Centres and Libraries. Members of the public visiting Council premises on the day will also be encouraged to show their support. After work on Friday members of the Council's social club will endeavour to raise more money for the association.