Other Initiatives/Events to come

The Trust has a number of innovative and creative initiatives that it has developed.
A few examples are as follows

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Valuer: Roger Malthus & Associates
Pak n Save, New Plymouth
Offshore Marine Services.
Leo O'Connor & Family.
Jane Tett
New World Courtney Street
Silk Spa Beauty Health Science.

Revolving Wardrobe


We would like to thank the following people for their help and support for this fundraising event. Jenny Brown and Dennis Green for use of their building. Logan Sutton at Future Grafix. Jenny Doherty and Jade Morgan from About Image and Russell from Eftpos Specialist Taranaki.

A Big Lamington Bake

The Taranaki/Whanganui branch of NZ Chefs recently had a fundraising event supporting a house for Karen by selling lamingtons.

A significant amount was raised because of the time, commitment and effort made by them.

Together with NZ Chefs a further initiative is being considered by fundraising and promoting NZ Chefs to cook for a family staying at the house.

The trust acknowledges and thanks NZ Chefs for their support.


T-Shirts & Caps/Sunhat

They are now available by contacting The Trust via email: info@ahouseforkaren.co.nz. They are available in sizes sm, med, lge and xl. The caps/sunhats are one size fits all. The cost of the T-Shirts and Caps/Sunhats are $30 each.

Holiday Retreats for 'Friends of the House'

If needed, from time to time, and at the discretion of the Trustees, there exists the opportunity to utilize the house during unoccupied periods by renting it out to 'Supporters/Friends of the House'.

To qualify, potential renters would have to have made a contribution to the Trust and would be on the Trust's database.

It is envisioned that a rental period would be only for a few days up to a maximum of a week. Potential renters would pay a premium price for the use of the house at a rate that would be slightly higher than other commercial operators.

The potential renters would recognize that by staying at the house and paying a premium they are making a valuable contribution to the Trust and this would also help to ensure that the property was not abused or misused in any way.

For corporate sponsorship the House could be used, subject to availability, for planning retreats, team building initiatives and staff member 'Reward Incentives'.

See the Contact Page to contact us to take part in this project...