16 November 2010
During our last Christmas Appeal we focused on letting donors know how frequently we work with women and children. In the year 2009 - 2010 year, we took one crisis call every nine minutes, and helped 23 women a week who were threatened with a weapon or firearm. These shocking statistics highlight how important the support we get is to make progress towards a safer New Zealand, particularly for women and children.
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27 November – 26 December 2010
Telecom generously encouraged visitors to its two beautiful Christmas trees in public parks in Auckland and Wellington to lay gifts for children in refuges beneath them. The magical Telecom Trees were about seven storeys high, and made from 375,000 lights.
The gifts generously given by the public were distributed to refuges around the country, lighting up Christmas for those children not able to enjoy the occasion with their extended families or whānau, or whose mothers or caregivers were not able... Read more
4–14 November 2010
NZ Sculpture OnShore returned to the magnificent cliff-top site of Fort Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore for its ninth exhibition. This iconic event features installations by top and emerging New Zealand artists in a biennial exhibition that uses the beauty and creativity of art to help the victims of domestic violence.
The works of over 100 artists are on public view and for sale, with its significant proceeds donated to our long-term supporters Friends of Women's Refuges. Youth programmes, guided... Read more
Dunedin – 5 July, Auckland – 30 August, Blenheim – 31 August
We continued our nationwide quest to challenge as many young women as we could to think about whether their relationships were healthy through the message: ‘Is it really love?’. Thanks to Netball NZ we were able to attend some netball age grade championships and secondary school regional tournaments at three venues. We gave out 4,500 shoe bags, containing a nail file and leaflet that talked about what a healthy relationship looks like. The netball fans loved the bags and we were run off... Read more
19–25 July 2010
Pop singer-songwriter Anika Moa auctioned off a life pass for our Annual Appeal, which included tickets to any headline show she does for the rest of her life, a signed guitar, her entire discography and some other great items. She raised $7,000 in the auction, and TradeMe donated all the account costs so all the money came directly to Women’s Refuge. The auction page had nearly 30,000 visits! Anika also graciously performed at the launch of the appeal, and we’re thrilled to have her... Read more