Gails of Tamahere are huge believers in social giving through their support of the Lions Club in Tamahere

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At Gails of Tamahere, social giving is something which has major importance within the business. Gail Jones and her team have been long-time supporters of the Lions Clubs New Zealand foundation and are giving back to their community through their support of the Tamahere branch of the foundation.

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“We are proud to be able to give back to our community through supporting the Lions Clubs. These people give back by providing several activities to help our youth which is something we can all get behind” says Gail Jones, owner of Gails of Tamahere.

The Lions Clubs foundation has been around since 1917, when Chicago-born Melvin Jones had the idea of reaching beyond business activities out into the community. The Lions Clubs reached New Zealand in 1955, having grown to introduce white canes for the blind and help their communities in several ways.

The Lions Clubs New Zealand has several functions. For the most part, they are concerned with helping the youth communities by providing upskilling opportunities and support groups. Gails of Tamahere supports the Tamahere branch of the Lions Clubs by providing a facility for the people involved to have meetings, as well as providing financial support where necessary.

Social giving is something which sees others benefit from the generosity of businesses. Gail believes that it is not only something which her company should do, but all companies across New Zealand.

“Social giving is something we can all get on board with. It is about giving back to the communities which we operate in. People within our communities can benefit from what we do and that is the ultimate reward” says Gail.

For more information on what social giving can do for your business, head to www.socialgiving.co.nz. For more on the Lions Clubs New Zealand head to http://www.lionsclubs.org.nz/.

Contact Gails of Tamahere:

Phone: 07 839 0988

Email: gailjones@gails.co.nz

Address: 28 Devine Road Hamilton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gailsoftamaherecafe/

Award-winning Bay of Islands Accommodation, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa gives back to the community through Social Giving

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The award-winning Bay Of Islands Hotel, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa at Paihia, has once again demonstrated why they are leading advocates of the Social Giving philosophy (www.socialgiving.co.nz).

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa are keeping their Social Giving programme going by donating to three upcoming community events.

“It is really important for us to give back to the local community,” says Lyndsey Morrison, Manager of Paihia Beach Resort & Spa.

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa are donating a two night’s Luxury Waterfront Accommodation in a Spa Studio for two to the North Shore Hospice Vintners' Brunch. This package also includes an a la carte breakfast each morning for two and a Romantic Rose Bath Soak to enjoy in the privacy of an ensuite 6ft spa bath

The Hospice North Shore will be holding their 21st Vintner’s Brunch on Sunday July 30.  Throughout the event they have both silent and live auctions to help raise money for their cause. The funds raised from Vintners’ Brunch 2017 will help Hospice North Shore provide this specialist service to people in our community, along with their families, absolutely free of charge. 

Getting involved with the local community, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa in partnership with Kauri Cliffs donated the grand prize for Warkworth Golf Club’s Barfoot and Thompson Women’s Pro Am 2017. The Tournament was a huge success and with 140 in the field there was a fantastic vibe around the clubhouse and course.  “To be able to offer as a first prize package, golf at Kauri Cliffs, accommodation at Paihia Beach Resort and Spa and drive a BMW for the weekend it could not have been better,” says Marie Claydon, Warkworth Pro Am Committee.

Eagles Golfing Society of Northland will be running the Halberg Disability Foundation Golf Tournament on the 11th of May. Entry fees, raffle proceeds and sponsors cash donations will be donated to the Halberg Foundation for the Disabled Sports Programme in Northland and Northland Junior Golf. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa are excited to donate a $100 spa voucher to the event.

The Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel are excited to be involved with each of these community events. “As a Northland-based property Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel are enthusiastic about supporting community events and the concept of Social Giving,” adds Lyndsey.

About Paihia Beach Resort & Spa:

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa is located on Marsden Road, Paihia.  With spectacular views over the Bay of Islands, the resort includes La Spa Naturale day spa and the Provenir Cuisine & Cellar, both of which are open to the public as well as guest of the Resort.

 

Contact Paihia Beach Resort & Spa:

130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Free phone: 0800 870 111

Telephone: +64 9 4020 111

Email: info@paihiabeach.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaihiaBeachResortandSpa

Website: http://www.paihiabeach.co.nz/

 

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Music Moves Me: Music & Memories Event

Altrusa International of Hamilton is proud to present this Music & Memories Event. All proceeds will go to Music Moves Me Trust & Dementia Waikato.

The event will be held on the 19th February at Chateau Fleur de Lys on Pembroke St in Hamilton.

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The New Zealand Social Giving Programme Officially Launched in Hamilton

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By Liam Prime, MediaPA Intern

A function that had been highly anticipated for a number of weeks, Social Giving’s launch event on Wednesday night was a highly successful night with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that left everyone with a smile on their face and excited for the next big event.

Social Giving is the Brainchild of MediaPA’s CEO, Phillip Quay. Social Giving’s mission is to help give small to medium sized businesses the chance to give back to the community. By helping connect business owners to either charities or sportspeople needing funding, MediaPA does not partake in  dealing with the financial side of the negotiation to provide full backing to the recipients.

Phillip Quay noted that “Social Giving is about supporting those who are results driven, helping give back to the Hamilton community is what Social Giving is all about”.

The night was a celebration for both recipients and clients of Social Giving with the emphasis of the event being on fun and establishing friendships rather than work. With sponsorships from the likes of Lakeman Brewery, Forgotten World Adventures, MediaPA, Carlton Party Hire and Grain Exchange, the event was a huge success.

Starting the night with light bites and drinks to make people feel welcome upon entry, greetings and light conversations to get to know others and their company backgrounds were underway. Once everyone was seated the night was ready to begin. Phillip Quay and co-host Clare Gallagher began by discussing the history of Social Giving and how it helps the community before shifting the speaking to the recipients and what Social Giving means to them.

Aunty P began with a heartfelt speech about the ups and downs that the Hamilton Homeless Trust has encountered, giving meals to those in desperate need.

Aunty P said: “We are very thankful for the help that has been provided from those here tonight and even the smallest contribution goes a long way”.

Following the Homeless Trust was New Zealand Riding for The Disabled Association (NZRDA), Hannah Doughty brought to light the need for sponsors for their horses and their goal of eventually having all of their horses sponsored. Unfortunately Jared Pender was not able to make it due to golfing commitments but was given a well-documented speech on his success in the golfing industry. Adam Muir and MediaPA’s Tristan Hooker discussed Kawhia Cruise and the funding it provides to Multiple Sclerosis. “It’s all about family here, if you have anything with wheels and want to go to Kawhia and back, then this is the family for you” Adam’s words made a big impact on all that were there.

Kerry Babbage from Mates, Men Empowering Women Empowering Men, gave an uplifting speech on how men can break the barrier of discussing their feelings. Speaking to Kerry earlier, he mentioned the charity’s foundation in Australia 15 years ago and said “Both Australians and New Zealand men have an image of being ‘blokes’ that shouldn’t mention their feelings and bottle it all up, something of which is both unhealthy and unfair.” Music Moves Me Trust (MMMT) had both Helen and Kath talk about the positive impact musical theory has on their clients, while also expressing the importance of funding for their equipment. Last but not Least, the Waimarie Community House in Hamilton East closed the event by showing an insight into how the house was founded and jokingly saying “on the first day we got a phone and a few pieces of paper and we felt like we were in business”.

Despite all their funding, they are still in need of people with either accounting or business skills and would be thrilled to take these type of people on board.


Finishing the night with final farewells and last bites of dessert, people were left raving about Social Giving’s positive impact to Hamilton and the limitless potential it brings.

Simon Lowe, former owner of Aspen Manor said “The friendly environment from peers and staff made it feel more like a fun event rather than a work environment” The emphasis on fun rather than business was evident for the night and impacted the success of the event, making everyone in anticipation for the next opportunity to attend such a unique event.

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Exclusive Launch of Social Giving Programme

We would like to thank the following Sponsors for the Exclusive Launch of the Social Giving Programme

MediaPA

Social Giving is part of MediaPA's philosophy of giving back to the community. MediaPA's CEO, Phillip Quay, has created a successful business strategy that creates aunique culture and a vision for the business and the community it operates in.

Grain Exchange

The Grain Exchange is a venue for hire which sports a stylish, industrial barn themed decor. Conveniently located at 16 Maui Street, Hamilton. This unique venue has plentiful parking and is the host for the launch of the Social Giving Programme.

Forgotten World Adventures

Forgotten World Adventures offers a variety of fascinating tours, running throughout the year, along the decommissioned railway line of Taranaki’s famous Forgotten World Highway.

Lakeman Brewing Co.

Lakeman Brewing is an award winning craft beer brewery located in Taupo, New Zealand. Lakeman creates flavoursome high quality brews from premium ingredients.

Carlton Party Hire

Carlton opened it's Hamilton party hire branch in 1999 and has provided party rental services for many functions and events throughout the Waikato. The showroom is conveniently located at King Street on Hamilton's City fringe. For all your home, corporate, club or event hospitality requirements, the team at Carlton Hamilton will give you the confidence to know you are receiving the best solution.

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Award-winning Bay of Islands Hotel Paihia Beach Resort & Spa donate to the Totara Hospice Annual Long Lunch Event

The award-winning Hotel, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, has once again demonstrated why they are leaders in Social Giving by donating to Totara Hospice Annual Long Lunch Event.

 

“It is really vital for us to give back to the community,” says Lyndsey Morrison, Manager of Paihia Beach Resort and Spa.

 

Totara Hospice South Auckland needs to raise $3.8 million every year to provide free services to individuals and families in the South Auckland area who suffering from Terminal Illness. “To do this, Totara Hospice is hosting a Charity event on Sunday 16 October at the Bluestone Room, Auckland Central to help raise the much needed funds. We have helped by donating a prize for their auction,” adds Lyndsey.

This high end annual event of wine and food is ideal for all kiwi food lovers. The event hosted by premier comedian Michele A’Court and Chef Ben Barton will be serving a delicious nine course luncheon with wines to match. This is followed up with a live auction with all funds raised on the day going to Totara Hospice in South Auckland.

“We are donating a luxury accommodation package that will be auctioned on the night,” says Lyndsey.

 

The accommodation voucher donated will see the bearer staying at the gorgeous Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel in the stunning Bay of Islands. The beautiful resort, which sits looking out over the water, is the ideal place for anyone wanting to experience the absolute beauty of the Bay of Islands.

 

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel has rooms suitable for all types of visitors whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, with friends or with family. The resorts Luxury accommodation is a great place to return to and relax after exploring the wonders of the Bay of Islands.

 

Contact Paihia Beach Resort & Spa:

130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Freephone: 0800 870 111

Telephone: +64 9 4020 111

Email: info@paihiabeach.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaihiaBeachResortandSpa/

Website: http://www.paihiabeach.co.nz/

 

 

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