Calling on New Zealand’s biggest cricket fans to support Southland Charity Hospital

A Unique Set of Custom Plates - NZ1CWC (New Zealand 1 [won] Cricket World Cup) - is being auctioned off to raise funds for Southland Charity Hospital.

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A Unique Set of Custom Plates – NZ1CWC (New Zealand 1 [won] Cricket World Cup) – is being auctioned off to raise funds for Southland Charity Hospital.

A Southland family is calling on Kiwi cricket fans to prove they are the ultimate Black Caps supporters while raising money for Southland Charity Hospital.

The Robinson family of Glenham, near Wyndham, donated their special set of license plates showing “NZ1CWC” (New Zealand 1 [won] Cricket World Cup) – just in time to celebrate the New Zealand cricket team’s victory at the World Championship last week.

The plaques are being auctioned off on Trade Me to help with the final $ 2 million the hospital has to raise ahead of its launch in April next year.

Purchased prematurely during a one-day cricket streak in 2015 in Lincoln as the Black Caps look set to win, Brent Robinson said the plates were the subject of a long-standing family joke.

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“We would say we have the plates, but not the cup,” he joked.

Now that New Zealand does grab a cup, Robinson said the family thought it was time for someone else to cheer up on the original plates.

“We thought it could go to a good cause,” he said, pragmatically, adding that the family knew many people affected by cancer and could see the great need for a charity hospital in Southland.

“We had cancer in the family. We understand what it looks like, ”said Robinson.

The family also wanted to do something to support Melissa Vining and her team who were working hard to build the Southland Charity Hospital, he said.

“As Southlanders, we do what we need to do. Hopefully a cricket fan will pay more than we think it’s worth, ”said Robinson.

The auction for the license number and personalized license plates ends on July 7.

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