Local charity to benefit
A local charity has attracted the attention of a Tauranga businesswoman, who has made the charity the recipient of an annual fundraising programme she runs.
Team HOPE supported Stratford woman Irene SasPrestney and her family while she battled cancer, and she told her friend Kristyn Milson about the help they gave her.
After hearing how the charitable trust supported her friend, Kristyn is now supporting Team HOPE herself.
Kristyn owns Cutting Etch Designs in Tauranga, a craft shop which sells laser-cut custom-made products all over the country. Every year Kristyn selects a charity to receive a portion of all sales from the popular Christmas bauble range the business makes and sells.
Donna Millar, chairperson of Team HOPE, says Kristyn’s support is “humbling”.
“As a charitable trust, we are always very humbled with any support we receive, so it was a great honour to accept Kristyn’s support.”
Donna says Irene is one of many local people the group has been able to support since they first began as a charitable trust in 2014.
She says Team HOPE is selling Kristyn’s Christmas baubles through their Facebook page and will be at the Prospero Farmers Market on September 29 to sell them as well.
“We also have a stall at the Under The Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair at St Mary’s, thanks to the St Mary’s PTA choosing us as their nominated charity this year as well.”
Donna says the baubles have already been popular, with people able to buy standard ones or order personalised ones with names and dates on it they prefer.
Team HOPE is a charitable trust which aims to provide support to people living within the Stratford free calling area, who are suffering from some form of adversity.
H.O.P.E stands for Helping Our People Endure.
If you know of anyone who is going through some sort of adversity and would like to nominate them, you can download an application form from our website teamhopetrust.wix.com/teamhope or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beneficiaries must be nominated, and meet criteria set by the Trustees.
Irene Sas-Prestney and her family.
The baubles can be personalised.