145 days ago

103-year-old woman receives contactless cake delivery from New World

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Nor-west News

A 103-year-old woman was expecting a “dull” birthday after lockdown called off gatherings, but a random act of kindness turned things around.

“We were going to have a little gathering but then the lockdown stopped that, so my granddaughter got New World to send a cake,” Huapai resident Nell said.

“It was quite a nice surprise to receive that, and I am quite amazed that people had gone through that trouble.”

New World Kumeu baked and delivered without contact a cake on Wednesday after a request from Nell’s family.

Her daughter, Bernadette Fagan, said Nell was “overwhelmed” by the act.

“We thought it was going to be very dull after lockdown was announced. So we were a bit sad and though we’d just end up doing something plain,” she said.

“But then New World baked a beautiful cake and iced it for mum’s birthday, so it was absolutely lovely.”

What have you done to cheer up someone’s day in lockdown?

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Free fitness in Auckland Domain...

Sarah Moore from Froot Camp

If getting fit is on your 2022 'to do' list, join Froot Camp!

Froot Camp is a completely free bootcamp running in Auckland Domain - a great bunch of people who love to have a laugh while they sweat. We train three times a week and every session is different (so you'll never get bored).

Here's what you need to know:
- it's FREE! (Froot Camp = Free Bootcamp!)
- we train at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 9am Saturday
- we meet at the back of the Museum
- all fitness levels are welcome
- all you need to bring is a good attitude and your water bottle

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