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Ulysses North Shore Club Raise $4,000 for Wilson Home Trust

A visit from a local member of the North Harbour Ulysses Club, Wayne whose grandson was staying on site, led to a conversation about the possibility of the Club fundraising for the Wilson Home Trust. Being north shore based the Club was looking for a local charity to support and we were thrilled when they chose the Wilson Home Trust. The initial fundraising target was $3,000 which would enable the Trust to buy a big screen TV, playstation, Nintendo and Wii consoles for the children who stay on site.  After only two months of fundraising the Club rang to say that had already raised the funds needed and hinted that a few extra dollars had been raised which they wished to donate to us. 

Little did we know when we arrived at the Club’s July meeting that the extra dollars raised would amount to $1, 600 – resulting in a grand total of $4,000 raised for the Wilson Home Trust.

 

                                         

                              Trust Manager Carol White and Services & Support Co-Ordinator Felicity Hendricks with Ulysses Club members Peter, Wayne and Rob. 

 

 

 

Celebrating our Gardening Group Volunteers 

As part of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to acknowledge the huge contribution made by our gardening volunteer group - many of whom have been coming to the Trust every week to help keep our grounds and gardens maintained for more than 15 years. Every Thursday morning, rain or shine, they arrive with big smiles and often some home made baking to share at morning tea.  so it was only right that the Trust provided the hospitality with  mid winter Christmas lunch. We were thrilled with the turn out including two of our previous volunteers who aren't able to come any longer.