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Kay and her special number plates

Kay and her special number plates

When her late husband Daniel purchased a new Toyota Celica back in 2000, it became his pride and joy and was soon fitted with the number plates UBUTEY. His wife Kay is now keen on auctioning them to raise money for Wellington Free Ambulance.

The personalised plates had been a Christmas present from Kay to her husband and summed up exactly how Daniel felt about his car.

Unfortunately, a motorbike accident years later meant Daniel had difficulty getting in and out of the Celica so they each traded their respective cars for a more accessible, Suzuki Jimmy.

Sadly, Daniel passed away some years ago, but the plates remained on the Suzuki until recently. After receiving a Christmas card from Wellington Free, Kay wondered how she could give more than her usual donation. “I thought, how could I give a bigger donation.”

It was then she remembered the UBUTEY plates, “I thought they may be worth quite a bit now, and what a fun way it would be to raise money!”

Kay thinks there will be somebody delighted to have the number plates, and coming up to Christmas, it is an ideal time to sell as they would be a great present for someone.

She hopes they will sell for at least double what she paid for them back in October 2000 ($449) and is excited to see how the auction goes.

Kays thinks it will mean a lot to her late husband too, "I know Daniel will be delighted, he will be smiling over us wherever he may be.”

Kay has always supported Wellington Free Ambulance. She regularly sees ambulances coming and going from the Summerset Retirement Village, where she has lived since 2003; even using one herself in recent times.

"I so admire what Wellington Free Ambulance does, every day I see staff helping people.”

“How lucky we are, to have the only free ambulance service in New Zealand."

Click here to bid on this one-of-a-kind number plate and support Wellington Free. 




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