The hostel will be located between the Pukapuka Hostel and Aotearoa Centre. The Marsters family and friends have been fundraising for several years now and are keen to get the hostel started by the first half of 2019.
“There has been so much support throughout the Pamati House fundraising efforts,” said golf organiser Clee Marsters.
“We still have a lot of work to be done, but we are every step closer to bringing the hostel development to fruition.”
There is also a surprise in store during the Ambrose Fundraiser, which will also include the celebration of Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters’ birthday, as well as his wedding anniversary with Mrs Tuaine Marsters.
Marsters’ birthday has hardly been celebrated as it falls on Constitution Day and, true to form, the country’s national engagements have always been a priority to him and his wife Tuaine.
The couple were also married on his birthday and so the occasion will be perfect – a celebration of his 73rd birthday and their 43rd wedding anniversary.
“We specifically chose August for our Golf Ambrose knowing that it was Papa Tom’s birthday and their anniversary month and also that they are both passionate about golf – so it was fitting to have a double event,” said the secretary of the Palmerston Hostel Trust Board, Lydia Sijp.
If you haven’t already put a team in for the Ambrose, it’s not too late – registration closes at 4.30pm today. Tee off at 4.31pm. Entry is $150 per team.