Bringing Hope to Waiuku

Lynda Grimmond-Reichel and Tracey Collins are excited about the upcoming fundraiser event.

After being devastated by the deaths of close family members, Lynda Grimmond-Reichel and Tracey Collins decided to do something about suicide in 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.
Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *