2018 Sponsorship Wrap Up

Fundraising wheels never stop turning!

While wild winter weather drove events indoors there were many quiz evenings, movie nights, conferences and balls. Come spring, schools moved their activities out of doors, and end of year fundraisers benefited charities and local communities.

Here are some highlights:

James Hargest College – Leo Ball
The Leo Club gives senior students a chance to enhance leadership skills and stand out positively in the community. Each year they have a full calendar of large and small fundraising events, and they are very proud of their efforts. We were thrilled to support the Leo Balls with Barker’s Syrups to serve at the drinks bar during their supper. They tell us “The Ball Extravaganza was definitely the most challenging event to plan, but a truly rewarding experience! This year we managed to raise $4,900 which went to Transplant House.”

James Hargest College - Leo Ball 2018

Pukekohe Intermediate School – Trivia Night
They share their fundraising success story with us – “Thank you so much for your support for our trivia evening. We are raising funds to send 19 students to Japan in September. They will be home-stayed for a week and go to our sister school in Hara Mura, then see some of the sights of Japan for another night. Having your delicious products at our trivia night meant that we were able to offer some awesome prizes for our raffles, which were highly sought after. Thank you so much!”

NZ Society of Diversional Therapy Conference
Diversional & Recreational Therapists have contacts with a wide range of the community, including those with physical disabilities, both healthy and frail elderly, people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, children and youth. 150 people attended their annual conference from all around NZ. A gift pack and was given as the first prize for a competition using second hand clothing to make a new item.

Rapanui Brunswick Playcentre – Preggy to Pepe Market
This playcentre took Barker’s products to the kitchen to create a selection of yummy goodies to sell at their bake stand. They also served Soda Syrups with sparkling water, as refreshments. Money raised at the market will help to upgrade its outdoor area, with a bike track and balance bicycles.

The groups we were able to help support from July to December included:
  • 1st Gore Scouts Group
  • 4 Peak Fitness Geraldine
  • Age Concern Canterbury
  • Alicetown Community Centre
  • Ashburton Junior Stars Gymnastics
  • Birthright Canterbury
  • Buckland Primary School
  • Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
  • Central Kids Kindergarten
  • Cheviot 125 years Settlement Celebration
  • Daffodil Day Fundraisers
  • The Dalmatian Club
  • Deaf Wellbeing Society
  • Derby Dames – Roller Derby
  • Empire Dance Youth Trust
  • Fairhaven School
  • Falstone Reserve Recreational Society
  • Fenwick School
  • Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival
  • Geraldine High School
  • Geraldine Performing Arts
  • Geraldine Pre School
  • Geraldine Scout Group
  • Geraldine Swimming Club Carnival
  • Geraldine Toy Library
  • Girl Guiding NZ
  • Girls on Track
  • Greening the Rubble
  • Hakatere Ceramics Exhibition
  • Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Fundraiser
  • Haldon Fishing Competition
  • Hawera Intermediate School
  • Hawkes Bay MS Society
  • Helensville Primary School
  • Hope School
  • Hospice South Canterbury
  • Huntly School
  • Hunua School
  • IDEAS Festival
  • InterACT Festival
  • James Hargest College
  • Jetts Fundraiser for  – Heart Kids
  • John McLashan College
  • Kaikoura Suburban School
  • Kaikoura Warrior (fun run/walk)
  • Linwood Bulls under 11 Norton Kids Rugby Team
  • Mackenzie College
  • Mairehau Primary School
  • Maramarua School
  • Maungakaramea Primary School
  • Mental Health Foundation fundraising
  • Milton Scouts
  • Multiples Canterbury
  • Ngatimoti School
  • NZ Society of Diversional Therapy
  • NZKC Forrester Park Canine Centre
  • Opaheke School
  • Otago Girls High School
  • Our Lady of Victories School
  • Oxford Country Classic
  • Pakeke Lions
  • Papakowhai School
  • Pauatahanui School
  • Peak Trail Blazer
  • PGG Community Auction
  • Pink Ribbon Fundraisers
  • Porirua City Brass
  • Pukekohe East School
  • Pukekohe Intermediate
  • Rangitikei College
  • Rapanui-Brunswick Playcentre
  • Rata Kindergarten
  • Raumati South School
  • Rawhiti School
  • Riverhead School
  • Roncalli College
  • Rosebank Kindy
  • Roxburgh Golf
  • Saving Hope Foundation
  • SCARC Adventure Race
  • Scots College
  • South Canterbury Softball
  • South Canterbury Tennis
  • St Benedicts Primary School
  • St Francis Xavier School
  • St Joseph’s School
  • St Mary’s Primary School
  • Street Cats South Canterbury
  • Strictly Land-Based Whitianga Family fishing Competition
  • Tahatai Coast School
  • Taieri Amateaur Wrestling
  • Tainui School
  • Te Akonga Early Learning Centre
  • Te Atatu South Kindergarten
  • Te Horo School
  • Te Puke Toy Library
  • Te Totara Combined Schools Volleyball Raffles
  • Teachers Day Out, Ashburton
  • Temuka Colour Canter
  • Thames Coast Kindergarten
  • The Champion Centre
  • Timaru Masters Games
  • Top of the South Dance Championships
  • Under 13 Boys Nelson Hockey Reps
  • Upper Moutere School
  • Victim Support Council Timaru
  • Waimea Combined 1st IV Rugby
  • Waiuku College
  • Walk 2 D’feet MND
  • Walk For Cancer Awareness
  • Welcome Bay Kindergarten
  • Wellington Regional Cake and Sugarcraft Exhibition and Competition
  • Whangarei Amateur Swimming Club
  • Whangarei Quarry Garden
  • Winchester Rural School
  • Woodbury School
To read more about how we Spread the Love or if you wish to apply for product sponsorship, do follow our links. Happy Fundraising!