Sizeable donation to Bushy Park

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Bushy Park Sanctuary chairwoman Liz Tennet (left) receives a cheque from Forest & Bird Wanganui branch chairwoman Esther Williams. PHOTO/ SUPPLIED
Bushy Park Sanctuary chairwoman Liz Tennet (left) receives a cheque from Forest & Bird Wanganui branch chairwoman Esther Williams. PHOTO/ SUPPLIED

The Bushy Park Sanctuary received an unexpected donation at its annual general meeting on Saturday.

George Barr left $133,000 to Forest & Bird in his will. The trust negotiated to receive a quarter of it, $33,000, because Mr Barr spent at least his final years living in Castlecliff.

Not much is known about him beyond that, except that he was a teacher, Forest & Bird Wanganui branch chairwoman Esther Williams said.

The money will be used to develop the classroom planned for the Bushy Park Stables.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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