Fundraising Flurry

It’s been a busy start to 2015 for fundraising groups around New Zealand.

Barker’s of Geraldine are delighted to have been able to support many community groups, schools and charities to help with fundraising for, by providing product for spot prizes, hampers, raffles, catering and more. Here’s just a few so far this year:

January – March 2015

  • Atrusa Magic Mums
  • Behind the Hedges
  • Bowel & Liver Trust
  • Celtic Golf tournament
  • Central South Island Charity Bike Ride
  • Clive School
  • Essence of Hope
  • Future Living Festival
  • Geraldine Lions Bike Challenge
  • Geraldine RSA
  • Go By Bike Breakfast Day
  • Gore A & P Show
  • Hampton Hill School-Tawa
  • Hornby High School
  • Immanuel Christian School
  • Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand
  • Mangaroa School
  • Mt Peel Mountain Bike Race
  • Neurological Rehab Foundation
  • Northcote College
  • Northland Cystic Fibrosis Golf day
  • Northern Wairoa A & P Show
  • Oxfam Trailwalker
  • Pleasant Point Primary School
  • Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness
  • Pymble Public School
  • Relay for Life
  • St Ignatus School
  • St Peters College
  • St Teresa’s School
  • South Canterbury Hunt Horse Trek
  • Temuka A & P Show
  • Temuka Family Fun Day
  • Temuka Plunket
  • Timaru Plunket Family Centre
  • Top of the South Leisure Marching
  • Upper Presbyterian Church Holiday Gala, Wanaka
  • Waimate Centennial School
  • Woodbury School
  • Xcell National Rising Stars Hard Antler & Velvet Competition


Relay for Life Relay for Life Fundraising
Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society. Each year ‘Relay for Life’ walks are organised in major centres around New Zealand where team members walk in a sponsored laps in a relay format. Members walk throughout the night and it’s a real family-friendly atmosphere. In this particular fundraising relay event, 40 teams registered for the day and included 136 Survivors plus their guests. Over 700 took part in the event and $80k was raised to date. Read more about Relay for Life.

Central South Island Charity Bike Ride
The Central South Island Charity Bike Ride covers 365km’s of spectacular South Island countryside. The principle aim of the ride is to support and raise awareness for small South Canterbury Groups/organisations who constantly struggle for funding so that they can continue to provide valuable services to local people. The total raised by all the riders this year was $128,000 which is fantastic fundraising effort from just 115 riders. Read more about Charity Bike Ride.

Behind the Hedges
The Country Lifestyle Trail was held in the sunny Horowhenua. Close to 1000 tickets were sold to the event people made their way around 8 lifestyle properties in the region, to enjoy gardens and community atmosphere. The final tally is yet to be confirmed but close to $35,000 was raised for the Te Takere Horowhenua Culture & Community Centre and Koputaroa School. Barker’s products were used to serve with Devonshire Teas and BBQ stall.

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