After being devastated by the deaths of close family members, Lynda Grimmond-Reichel and Tracey Collins decided to do something about suicide in Waiuku.
Bringing Hope to Waiuku
Weeks of planning has led to a fundraising event this Friday 24 November, with proceeds to go to their newly created charity, Sunset Hope.
The charity was set up to assist those in the direct community.
“We live on the Sunset Coast and we’re here to give hope,” Lynda said about the name.
Both women said the support from the community regarding the event has been “overwhelming”.
“It shows we live in a community that cares and that want to help,” Lynda said.
The fundraiser will be at the Waiuku Rugby Club Rooms on Friday 24 November with a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band performing, and guest speakers including Peter Thorburn, who has spoken at other meetings in the community. “We want it to be a fun night,” Lynda said. With spot prizes and a prize for best dressed ‘Stevie’, it’s set to be an entertaining evening.
The money raised from the evening will go where it’s needed. “Whether that’s to run workshops to help people understand or to support people. We want to keep it in the community,” Tracey said. “We’re stronger together.”
There are limited tickets available, for more info see the calendar page.
Caption: Lynda Grimmond-Reichel and Tracey Collins are excited about the upcoming fundraiser event.