A bumper winter!

It’s been a busy winter of fundraising with Barker’s spreading the love to more than 60 clubs, groups and charities

Here’s who we’ve proud to support through product sponsorship during July-Sep 2016:

  • 90th South Island National Daffodil Show
  • Adventure School
  • Alpine Energy
  • Aoraki Migrant Centre and Timaru Newcomers Network
  • BAL NZ
  • Buckland School Ag Day
  • Canterbury Landrover Owners 50th Birthday
  • Chess National Fundraising
  • Churchill Park Primary School
  • Craighead A Netball team
  • Erin Park Retirement Village
  • FMG Young Farmer of the year grand final
  • Forfar Nursery and Preschool
  • Four Foodies
  • Georgetown Scout Group
  • Geraldine High School Boys Hockey Team
  • Geraldine Road Crash Team
  • James Hargest College – Leo Club
  • John McGlashan College
  • Joining the pieces art exhibition
  • Jonathan Rhodes Kindergarten
  • Life Ed Charity Day
  • Lincoln Primary School
  • Mackenzie Ice Hockey
  • Mackenzie Kindergarten
  • Mairehau Primary School
  • MND Walk
  • Moutere Hills Community Centre
  • Multiples NZ National Conference
  • NZ Kennel Club – Pleude National Show
  • NZ Transport Agency
  • Opihi College
  • Ormond School
  • Oxford Squash Club
  • Papakowhai Kindergarten
  • Peel Forest Winter Ball
  • Pegasus Bay School
  • Pompallier Primary School
  • Prebbleton Playcentre
  • Pukekohe Intermediate School
  • Pymble Public School – BBQ Fundraiser
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Roncalli College Market Day
  • Sea to Sea Challenge
  • South Canterbury Cross Country Team
  • South Canterbury Junior Table Tennis Raffle
  • South City Christian School
  • South Otago High School
  • Southern Regional JP Conference
  • SPCA (in Blenheim)
  • Te Horo School
  • Te Puke Toy Library
  • TedXYouth@Thorndon
  • Tegan’s Quiz night
  • Terrace End Playcentre
  • The Community Crop
  • Timaru ANZ – Daffodil Day
  • Wanaka Sled Dog Festival
  • Weedon’s School
  • Wellington ANZ Contact Centre – Daffodil Day
  • Whale Run
  • Women’s Refuge Auction evening
Here’s some of the fundraising action:

Special Mentions:

The Canterbury Land Rover Owners Club Inc. celebrated their 50th Birthday by throwing a raffle fundraiser for the All-Stars program- a division of the Mahwah Youth Soccer Program that works with special needs children between the ages of 5 and 18. This program is non-competitive and teaches kids the basic skills of the game in a fun and safe environment. The Canterbury Land Rover Owner Club used 2 Barker’s of Geraldine gift baskets in their raffle, which had an attendance of 250 people and raised close to $4000. For more information read more at the Mahway Youth Soccer website.

The Te Puke Toy Library is a charitable organization run by Toy Librarians and volunteers. Essentially they are a library of toys rather than books. The library believes in helping children in the Te Puke region to reach their full potential and encouraging their futures through play. They offer good quality, safe, affordable and environmentally friendly toys and resources to a wide variety of ethnicities, abilities and backgrounds in the area. In July the Te Puke Toy Library hosted a fundraiser Casino Night, which 100 people attended and raised $4200 to help cover the costs of rent and wages for the year. Read up more about the Te Puke Toy Library.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ is currently the country’s leading family charity, and endeavors to take care of Kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journeys, by providing free accommodation and support services. At the heart of their charity is the simple premise that families are stronger when they’re together. In August, the Ronald McDonald House ran a fundraising dinner with auctions, which was attended by 400 people and raised approximately $98,000. Find out more about Ronald McDonald House.

To read more about how we Spread the Love or if you wish to apply for product sponsorship, do follow our links.