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Rain Won’t Dampen Paper Crane Fundraiser’s Spirits

By Dan Hutton on March 24, 2011 in News

The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures and it is said to live for a thousand years. It is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true.

Last Sunday, March 20, saw the rain bucket down in record quantities in the east, washing out plans for an innovative local fund-raiser for tsunami relief at the Bondi Markets – but Tamarama local Nicole Don is not letting it stop her.

Nicole has devoted every moment of her spare time to making 1000 Cranes for Japan that she will now sell at the Bondi Markets this Sunday, March 27 – and it better not bloody rain again!

“Last week I started making paper cranes in the hopes I would ease my heartbreak a little over what’s going on by ‘meditating’ on how I felt about it… or something equally as passive as that. Quickly I realised that my practice wasn’t actually helping the situation or anyone in Japan one little bit, so I made a plan.”

The Bondi Markets have kindly donated a stall again for this Sunday, March 27, so be sure to make your way down there, rain, hail or shine!

For $5 a crane (or $20 for a beautiful string of 5!), every cent raised will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society. So find the time to get down to the Bondi Markets this Sunday, March 27, bring a friend, tell a friend, and raise some money!

And cross your fingers that the weather will hold out this time!