Meet our community fundraisers
Here are some of our community fundraisers who have recently extended a helping hand to people with cancer and their families.
Teams tackle sheds to back Cancer Society
One of the most creative fundraising ideas we’ve seen over the past year came from Cambridge’s Mark Watts, who organised the Best Little Shed as part of the town’s annual autumn festival. This is a great example of how a fundraiser can also work as a terrific community engagement event.
Best Little Shed was a competition, auction and fundraiser in which five teams had six weeks to construct and paint their garden shed in a Cambridge theme. The sheds were displayed in town, and the public was encouraged to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice competition. The sheds were then auctioned off, raising $1,500 for the Cancer Society.
Our community fundraisers come from all walks of life, and across the age spectrum. Some of our youngest community fundraisers include Kaipaki school students Jerome Crawford and William Cowan, who had their heads shaved by Chiefs rugby player Nathan Harris and raised $2,000 for the Cancer Society in the process.
Lions clubs tireless fundraisers for the Cancer Society
For 50 years, Lions clubs in the region have been tireless fundraisers for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society, and in particular the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton.
Recent fundraising events include the Tirau Lions annual golf day, the Lions Clubs Hauraki Rail Trail Charity Cycle Ride and a fun walk/run which was held on farmland north of Morrinsville, organised by the Tahuna Lions Club.
A huge thank you to the Lions for their continued support.
By fundraising for the Cancer Society you will be helping people with cancer and their families by providing compassionate care and support and funding breakthrough cancer research.
We want to say a huge thank you to all our community fundraisers out there whose efforts and contribution to what we do are matched only by their kind hearts.
For more information or to discuss your idea please contact:
Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society
P: 07 262 0309