Homeless Brian and dog Luga need a van to live in and get around

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Homeless Brian and dog Luga need a Van to live in and get about in, help me make that happen for him.

Raglan, Waikato

I've known Brian (and his dog) for a few years and most in Raglan know him too. Most days I buy Brian a coffee and chat with him, and others in the community also help him out with dog food and other stuff. Brian has told me he wants a Van to live in and would like to travel to the South Island next year 2022. Brian currently lives with his dog in an old Subaru wagon and this is hardly ideal - so help me out here please and let's get Brian sorted for his twilight years. Brian would like a Toyota HiAce Long Wheelbase with a high roof so he can stand up. A 2000-2004 model, Diesel engine and all in great condition throughout - that's the goal. We'll build a small kitchenette in the back with a sink and stove and some storage space for his books (he loves to read) and a bed for him and one too for Luga. We are well on the way there everyone, thank you. But if anyone of you knows of one of these van's for sale let us know please. Cheers Rob

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I've known Brian for years in Raglan, I'd like to help him out while he's still alive and well enough to receive a gift.

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A second hand Van and some simple internal fit-out.

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Getting very close now people...  18 January 2022

We've looked at quite a few vans now, someone even drove theirs down from Auckland to Raglan to show us and Brian, super kind of you guys, and another from Hastings offering to meet us half way. Lots of goodwill here from people wanting their vans to go to a good cause. We have a great option at Te Awamutu and we'll be picking that up on Monday and driving it to Raglan for Joel from Direct Tech to give it a pre-purchase check and for Brian to test it out - keep you posted on the results of that. Photo's to come. We are almost at our target and so great work team NZ for such generosity and kindness. Regards Rob

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