Summer Fundraising

The new year kicked off with many summer fundraisers and activities – from community sports, to galas and garden parties and meetings, and a baking competition too.


A busy summer in your communities! Take a look at some of the highlights below:

Treecrops Conference
150 people from around NZ gathered in Mapua for a very successful and enjoyable event. “The caterers used spreads on scones for morning teas and pavlova for the main dinner. Barker’s Syrups were highlighted in our “Taste” session (a range of local beers/ciders was being sampled) and available for those who didn’t want alcohol.”

Makara Model School
A small Wellington School with an increasing school roll, in February they held a Twilight Market to help raise funds for additional classroom space. They paired Barker’s syrups with soda water for a refreshing cool drink and served this over the evening together with tea and coffee. They had around 300 people attend raising $5000 for their small school – well done.

St Albans Catholic School
They held a gala to raise funds to purchase classroom furniture for new classrooms being built in 2019. They mystery bottle competition was a huge success at the gala, with bottles of Barker’s dressings proving to be a popular prize!

Elstree Kindergarten
Raising funds for a new playground, they tell us “We made $1050. An amazing achievement for our community. The winner of the Barkers Gourmet Galore was stoked!!”

Greater Hornby Residents Baking Competition
This event was held to bring the community together and celebrate all the good of our community in one park. Almost 2000 people attended, with winners taking home Barker’s goodies for their pantry. What a great way to bring the community together.

The groups we were able to help support from January to March 2019 include:

  • 3rd Annual Charity Fishing Contest – Petone
  • Big Little Theatre Company
  • Cantabrians Golf
  • Caroline Bay Rock and Hop
  • Cashmere Avenue School
  • Central South Island Charity Bike Ride
  • Dargaville Swimming Club
  • Dunedin Parents Centre
  • Elstree Kindergarten
  • Geraldine Collie Dog Club
  • Geraldine High School
  • Geraldine Horse and Pony
  • Geraldine Multi Challenge
  • Geraldine RSA
  • Gore A&P show
  • Greenacres School
  • Hello Hornby – Greater Hornby Residents Baking Competition
  • Hilton-Gapes Valley Sheep Dog Trials
  • KPMG – Relay for Life team
  • Makara Model School
  • Managaroa School
  • Milton Primary School
  • Mt Benger A&P Show
  • NZ Tree Crops Association
  • Pauanui Women’s Golf
  • Porangahau Hat
  • Pukekohe Christian School
  • Pukerua Bay School
  • Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Sarau Festival
  • Southland A&P Show
  • St Albans Catholic School
  • St Mary’s Anglican Parish of Geraldine
  • St Mary’s Catholic School – Rotorua
  • St Mary’s Catholic School – Papakura
  • Stag Car Owners Club
  • Te Kawau Swimming Club
  • Temuka & Geraldine A&P Assn
  • Timaru Age Group Regatta 2019
  • U19 NZ Men’s Floorball Team
  • Winton A&P Show
  • Zone Dance Academy
To read more about how we Spread the Love or if you wish to apply for product sponsorship, do follow our links. Happy Fundraising!

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