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Unique Well gives to Wellington Free Ambulance
July 2013
Kapiti is well served by the Wellington Free Ambulance service.

Kapiti directly benefits from a unique artesian well in Wellington which is responsible for almost $10,000 in donations to the charity Wellington Free Ambulance.

The well was first discovered by a water diviner in 1926 and was used by Thomson Lewis and Co to make soft drinks from its Tory Street factory for more than 50 years.

Moore Wilson began using the well at the end of 2009 when the new Fresh Market was opened and made it available to the public for a small donation which goes to Wellington Free Ambulance.

"It is used every day by our customers and staff. The water has had an excellent analysis," says Julie Moore.

"The water is absolutely clear, colourless, and odourless with a Ph of 7.9 and a nil bacteriological count. We just ask that the most people take is one 2 litre bottle and if they fill a bottle we request a voluntary gold coin donation."

The well has raised more than $9,500 for Wellington Free Ambulance, since Moore Wilson made it available to the public.

"We chose Wellington Free Ambulance as they are a Wellington based charity with a wide appeal," says Julie.

Wellington Free Ambulance Executive Manager Fundraising David Baker says the well is a unique source of funds for its services.

"We are the only free ambulance service in New Zealand and we want to keep it that way for people living in Wellington, Kapiti and the Wairarapa. It is help like this from Moore Wilson's that enables us to stay that way," says Mr Baker.

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