NorthTec members raise $1000 for women’s refuge

Posted By TEU on Dec 13, 2012 |

A film fundraiser organised by Northtec and its TEU branch has raised $1000 for Te Puna o te Aroha Whangarei (Māori Women’s Refuge).

Northtec and its TEU branch were proud to present Te Puna o te Aroha Whangarei with the donation just in time for Christmas.

The Northtec members of TEU were thrilled with the $1000 that they had raised during a film screening of Made in Dagenham, held at NorthTec’s Raumanga Campus earlier this year. In addition, NorthTec staff members donated grocery and gift items to the cause.

“Practical donations of basic food and grocery items are great,” said Stacey Pepene of Te Puna o te Aroha.

Christmas can be a difficult time for some families, with family violence statistics showing that the number of families affected can rise considerably over the festive season. Te Puna O Te Aroha does their best to help families over this difficult time, but can always use support like that given from Northtec and TEU.

“Other donations such as toiletries, sunblock, hats, kids’ and women’s clothing, basic furniture items and cash are also really appreciated,” said Ms Pepene.

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