Fundrais­ers jump­ing for the an­i­mals

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An­nah Stret­ton of char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion Re­claim An­other Woman (RAW) and her team sup­ported this year’s SPCA’s Jump to the Res­cue fundraiser to sup­port the SPCA.

For the an­nual fundraiser sup­port­ers who raised money for the char­ity had an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a 4000m sky­dive.

Three fear­less RAW sky­divers launched them­selves out of a plane at Taupo¯ last week­end.

The three women raised in ex­cess of $2600 be­fore the launch day on June 16.

The three RAW women who did the jump were Nore­f­jell, Mary and Char­lotte, and all three wanted to do some­thing pos­i­tive for the an­i­mals that the SPCA takes care of.

The tan­dem sky­dive ini­tia­tive raises vi­tal funds for New Zealand’s abused, un­wanted and unloved an­i­mals.

Jumpers chose from three lo­ca­tions across the coun­try to jump — Auck­land, Taupo¯ or Christchurch.

“As an or­gan­i­sa­tion we are proud of how these women have taken pos­i­tive steps in their lives af­ter join­ing Re­claim An­other Woman while they were in pri­son,” Ms Stret­ton said.

“This is one ex­am­ple of good peo­ple who have bro­ken the cy­cle, want­ing to give back to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that looks af­ter an­i­mals that are vul­ner­a­ble.”

RAW is a char­i­ta­ble so­cial ven­ture set up by An­nah Stret­ton to work with re­cidi­vist fe­male of­fend­ers to re­place am­pli­fy­ing crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity with schol­ar­ship ed­u­ca­tion and ne­go­ti­ated work.

RAW is recog­nised by the Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions as the only model of this kind suc­cess­fully break­ing a cy­cle of crime, drugs and vi­o­lence by tar­get­ing the moth­ers and their tamariki, giv­ing them vis­i­bil­ity, ac­cep­tance and a real choice for a dif­fer­ent way of life.

“I couldn’t be prouder of these women who en­com­pass ev­ery­thing that is great about tak­ing back con­trol of their own lives,” Ms Stret­ton said.

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