We may not have the huge sponsorship budgets of large corporates, but we do our level best to support the fund raising efforts of those when we can. Our two major sponsorships for this year have been organised by Rotary Clubs – we love being involved with the Rotary events as we get to help lots of different groups as opposed to all our funds just going to one or two worthwhile causes.
Brightwater Wine & Food Festival
We have been a sponsor of this well-known Tasman event for 7 years. In addition to providing a monetary contribution, we front up on the day and dispense much needed water to the festival goers with our water knappsacks!
This festival is the Richmond Rotary Club’s major fundraising event which distributes much needed funds to local Tasman charities. For more information, go to www.bwff.co.nz
Knapps Lawyers Boulder Bank Challenge
A major sponsor this year, we have got right behind the Nelson West Rotary Club with one of their main fundraising campaigns for the year. The Club organises an annual 9km walk along Nelson’s iconic Boulder Bank with all funds collected going to the Nelson Volunteer Coastguard and other local charities.
For more information, go to www.nelsonwestrotary.org.nz/projects/boulder-bank-challenge-2013/
Community Patrols New Zealand
For a number of years we have supported the Tasman branch of Community Patrols New Zealand (CPNZ). Community Patrols of New Zealand was formed in 2001 to establish and promote a collaborative working relationship with Police and provide resources, support and guidance to affiliated local community patrol groups.
A community patrol is a voluntary group of people giving some of their time and taking responsibility within their own community to help the Police make their community a safer environment in which to live. We can personally attest to the results they have achieved on our own patch in Oxford Street, Richmond! For more information, go to www.cpnz.org.nz