Local youth have benefited from a donation from two Women's Institutes sections.

South Taranaki Federation of Women's Institutes joined forces with North Taranaki Federation of Women's Institutes, donating $1250 each to the Central and South Taranaki Blue Light organisation.

The money went to a Tongariro Crossing trip on March 4.

Along with adult supervisors, 13 youth completed the crossing in glorious weather after having postponed the trip from March last year, following a cyclone.

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At the North Taranaki Federation's AGM, both groups joined together for presentation of the cheques and the Federations each received a collage of the crossing from the Blue Light representatives.