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Bulbs aplenty . . . Rangiora Rotary Club sales organiser Dorothy Stewart (left), and Rotarian Malcolm Garvin prepare bulbs for sale. Photo: Supplied

North Canterbury primary school children will benefit from the annual Rangiora Rotary Club spring bulb sale.

The proceeds of the club’s annual bulb sale will support funding of the “Ready to Learn” programme for primary school children.

Project co-ordinator Dorothy Stewart says sales have gone online with orders being placed through the Rotary website and facebook.

“Feedback from the schools involved has been extremely encouraging and the funds raised from the bulb sales have made a difference for many children” she says.

The Rangiora Rotary Club is working with the North Canterbury Principals’ Group to assist with the provision of uniforms, stationery and footwear.

Ms Stewart says the support will ensure all children are equal at start of the day, ready to learn.

“We believe every child should be able to participate in school activities, school sport and specialist support without cost being a barrier,” she says.

There are 40 primary schools within the club’s area and funds are administered by the principal of each school for the benefit of children who need a hand.

Bulbs have been sourced from daffodil growers Michael Brown, of Loburn, Hadstock Nursery, Bulbs Direct, and Edendale Tulips.

Daffodils, tulips, bluebells and snow drops are for sale at $10 per packet of 10, and Freesias at $10 per packet of 15.

To order email secretary@rotaryrangiora.co.nz, text Dorothy Stewart 027-4898496, Craig Sargison 021-716984 or use the form on the club’s facebook page.

The club is extremely grateful for the support of everyone buying the bulbs. Supplies are now limited and orders after April 15, may not be filled.