Education trust fundraiser
They dedicated their lives to improving the health and wellbeing of Pasifika people and they’re still making a difference years after their death.
Embroidered portraits of former Auckland Grammar student Hector McDonald and his wife Patricia created by Artstation Youth Art Committee member Kenah Trusewich are being auctioned to raise funds for the Fraser McDonald Scholarship Fund.
The fund provides Pacific peo- ple with access to education scholarships and was set up to honour the work of the McDonald family.
Mr and Mrs McDonald were instrumental in establishing the first public hospital in the Solomon Islands, ran a leprosy hospital in Fiji and held health directorship roles in Fiji, Niue, Samoa and New Zealand.
The couple’s son Fraser continued their work empowering communities and fostering cultural understanding in New Zealand and the Pacific before his death last year.
The portraits will be on display at an exhibition at Ponsonby’s Artstation celebrating the contribution of Aucklanders to Pacific culture until they are auctioned on Trade Me.
Both the exhibition, held at 1 Ponsonby Rd, and the auction close on April 20.