QUIZ & AUCTION NIGHT
Thanks for making our annual fundraiser a big success
The Club's annual fundraiser at Michael Park School seemed to go without any hitches. In fact, it was a great success with 150 or so attending. The quiz was it's usual headscratcher and was ultimately won by one of the tables from Stanhope Road School - the table Principal Zane was on! The live and silent auctions both went well with some outstanding bids for All Blacks gear and Bill's Queenstown apartment. We are so grateful to all of those who attended and worked so hard to bring it to life once again.
To our sponsors and donors, we're also extremely for your support which without, there would be no funds raised.
Craigs Investment Partners • BDO • South Auckland Motors • Mazda NZ • Trade Depot • Hampton Downs Motorsport Park • Bayelys • CLM • Pakuranga Golf Course • Four Square Ellerslie • Bottle-O Ellerslie • Pytha Saunders – ‘Carved Legacy’ • Mobility Dogs Partnership Support • Swimtastic • Bill & Kathy Clark • Morrie Chandler & Margaret West • Willard & Gabrielle Gimblett-Martin • Paula Pollard • Bob & Jane Macky • Dave & Lynda McDonald • Ray & Darrylin Tucker • Menshed East Auckland • David Broadhead • Matt & Nicky Adams • Annabel & Charlotte Lush • Hermanus Verheyen, Remax Mt Wellington • Mirko Poetzscher • Norm & Jo Harvey • Michael Park School • Hunter Creative
SPONSORS Craigs Investment Partners and BDO Auckland
Not every Auckland child is as fortunate as we would think. So, the club has once again donated $2000 to the Foundation for pyjamas. It's a great feeling to give these kids a warm winter and help to keep them out of hospital!
The Middlemore Foundation really look after every child admitted to KidsFirst Hospital. A brand new set of pyjamas is given to every KidsFirst patient admitted to Middlemore as well as to each of their siblings.
JAMMIES (& SLIPPERS) IN JUNE
END POLIO NOW
Polio throughout the world has been reduced by 99%. For as little as US60 cents, a child can be vaccinated against polio for life. We are closer than ever to ending this crippling disease forever.
The fight to end polio is a massive effort that Rotary and its partners cannot do alone. Help secure support from governments, non-governmental organisations, corporations and the public. Advocacy efforts help ensure that no child will suffer from this disease ever again. Local Rotary clubs including Ellerslie Sunrise are making history by supporting this amazing international action.
Annual Rotary Plum Pudding Fundraising
The Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise have been distributing Rotary Plum Puddings throughout New Zealand and to its Rotary clubs since 2001 raising well over $1.8 million for charity. Every pudding sold provides a donation to the Rotary Club you have purchased from. In turn they are funding charitable works in your community. What could be better - delicious puddings and support for charity. Now that really tastes and feels good.
NEW CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS
Ongoing support to local schools
The Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise is actively supporting local schools by donating books, helping with projects and sponsoring school events.
For example, the Dictionaries in School programme ensures all year 4 students attending Bailey Road School in Mt Wellington receive a free dictionary to take home. We are also sponsoring the development of their new Plant Nursery.
With our support, Books in Homes visits Panmure District School three times a year to give every child books to take home and keep. We have recently sponsored the school's end of year picnic transport so every child there can enjoy a trip to the swimming pool. Without the club's help, they would not have the means to make it happen.
A great team effort between our club and Mellons Bay School is also seeing old furniture from the school being shipped to Fiji where many students desperately need desks and chairs.
Along with the Variety Club and Owen Glenn, we supplied a replacement Sunshine Coach for the original van purchased in 1995. This also included extending its garage. The van, domiciled at Stanhope Road School, is for the use of youth in our area.
Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust
The Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise is a long time supporter of Mobility Dogs, a charitable Trust whose mission is to train mobility assistance dogs to enhance the lives of people living with physical disabilities.
In July 2008, Mobility Dogs and the Department of Corrections launched New Zealand’s first ‘Puppies in Prisons’ (PIP) programme. Mobility Dogs trainers carry out a well defined training programme whereby the prisoner handlers are guided in aspects of animal learning, behaviour, motivation, and development. Prisoners involved internationally in these types of programmes have stated that being part of the programme provided a purpose in their lives, taught them patience and responsibility, and instilled in them respect for others.
The partnership between the Department of Corrections and Mobility Dogs goes a long way to provide highly trained mobility dogs to meet the growing demand from New Zealand’s physically disabled community.
Members of the Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise are helping with the maintenance of the reserve.
Emergency Response Kits
The Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise coordinate the shipping of Emergency Response Kits to be distributed in the Pacific Islands after cyclones and disasters. The Kits are donated by all New Zealand clubs and contain life saving supplies.