If you remember my post last week on the plight of quadriplegic John Whittaker and his daughter Alix, pictured here, then you might like to know there’s a fund-raiser for them tonight at Auckland’s Academy cinema in Lorne St.
After reading about them in the SST, John Davies at the Academy has kindly offered to donate the takings from tonight’s 6pm preview screening of the new Claude Lelouch thriller Roman de Gare, starring Dominique Pinon and Audrey Dana.
Says John Davies, “Every single dollar from the ticket sales go to Alix and John. Their fund raising goal isn't huge and if we can get 150 to 200 along to this fund raising screening with $10 tickets and some extra donation buckets, I guess we can get a couple of thousand dollars almost to pop in the kitty. We're delighted to help such deserving folks.”