dtr steps out to let NZ charity Shine - June 2012Mark Spring June 06, 2012 : 0
It’s been dtr’s 50th birthday and over the past few months it’s been all about us.
So, it was very satisfying to do something for national charity Shine, who do such a fantastic job working to stop domestic violence in New Zealand homes.
Shine is the largest non-government organisation in the country, doing so much important work in this area. They offer a number of services that help change the lives of thousands of New Zealanders.
Shine advocates deal closely with victims; offering a callout service, provide emergency accommodation to women and children who are fearful to live in their own homes, coordinate security upgrades and also provide ongoing support for high-risk victims of abuse and their kids.
dtr’s been fundraising frantically during our birthday celebrations, and both Roslyn Mortimer (dtr Marketing Manager) and I went along to Shine’s office last week to present the $8,614 cheque donation in person.
Most of the money came from our Match Day at the Warriors vs. Rabbitohs game on April 15, with match-goers generously contributing during a bucket collection and an auction we held in the member’s lounge at the game. We also donated an Air New Zealand ‘luxury escape for two’ on Trade Me which ended up selling for $1,200!
It was an expensive (but totally worthwhile) Match Day for dtr. We led by example, donating $50 for each point scored by both teams during the game, and thankfully the Warriors scored a whopping 44 points, with the Rabbitohs way behind on 22 points. Staff who worked on the day also donated their pay cheques to Shine – what an awesome gesture!
It feels great to donate to an organisation that has been doing so much for ending domestic abuse in this country for the past 20 years.
There are some horrifying statistics out there; with 1 in 3 Kiwi women experiencing being abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime and full credit must go to Executive Director Jane Drumm and her team of staff and volunteers for the amazing work they do.
Last year Shine celebrated their 20th anniversary – still a few years to catch up with dtr – and we look forward to working with Jane and the team again in the near future.
From left: Mark Spring (Managing Director, dtr), Jane Drumm (Executive Director, Shine), Petrece Kesha (One Community Manager, Vodafone Warriors)