Supporting people in the Taumarunui area experiencing challenging health conditions.

 

Tūmanako ⟿ Hope

About Us

Our Guiding Principles

⟿ Objective:

“To reach people within our community who may benefit from a gift tailored specifically to the needs of the recipient and their whanau”

⟿ Mission:

“Supporting people in the Taumarunui area experiencing challenging health issues”

⟿ Vision:

“That the Taumarunui area is a supported and supportive community”

Our Story

The story of the Taumarunui HOPE Charitable Trust began in 2013 when a group of Ruapehu District residents held a ‘High Tea’ for a Taumarunui local named Heidi who had been diagnosed with cancer.  The ‘High Tea For Heidi’ raised funds for Heidi to go to a retreat.

Following the success of the High Tea, the organisers realised there was a need for similar support within the community, and for something that offered an element of hope.  Plans were put into action, and in February 2014, the Taumarunui HOPE Charitable Trust was established.

The process the HOPE Trust follows today is simple: Members of the community nominate recipients, and the Trustees assess the nomination against the terms of our mission – experiencing a challenging health issue.  If a nomination meets our guiding principles, two Trustees will meet with the recipient to hear about their situation and discuss a gift tailored to the specific needs of them and their whanau.

To support members of our community, we rely on the support of the wider community, so operate a number of fundraisers each year.  These fundraisers range from regular cake stalls to an annual event anticipated and enjoyed by the wider community.  The funds raised from the community are redistributed to recipients within the community – community supporting community, what could be better!

Our Trustees

The HOPE Trust is administered by between five and seven trustees, all of whom are residents of Taumarunui and the surrounding area.  The 2020-21 Trustees are shown in the photo at right, and are (left to right):

  • Karen Lord
  • Kerrie Buchanan (Chairperson)
  • Helen Peacock (Treasurer)
  • Yvonne Higgs
  • Scott McPherson (Secretary)
  • Christopher Riches

The Taumarunui HOPE Charitable Trust is a Registered Charity, Number CC56143.

Nominate A Recipient

The Process

We seek and welcome nominations for people to become a recipient of the Taumarunui HOPE Charitable Trust, so if you know of someone you feel would benefit from our support, please get in touch! 

You can contact us via email or post, or by using the Nomination Form on this page. 

All nominees must be a resident of the Taumarunui area and must be experiencing a challenging health condition.

All nominations are completely confidential – your name will not be shared with the nominee or anyone else outside the HOPE Trust. 

Nomination Form

3 + 14 =

Contact Us

Post:

Taumarunui HOPE Charitable Trust,
P.O. Box 439
Taumarunui 3946.

Our Sponsors & Activities

Community Supporting Community!

We operate a number of fundraisers each year in order to raise funds for our work in the community.  These fundraisers range from regular cake stalls to an annual event.  A selection of our sponsors and fundraisers are shown below, and you can find more details and photos on our Facebook page.

A Selection Of Our Current Sponsors:

Previous Fundraising Events:

Please click here to go to our Facebook page and “Like” to get updates.

Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust1 week ago
ALL SOLD!!!
#SHEARWARMTH cot/lap size blanket 'The Crossing' with satin trim!
BE IN TO WIN!
#SHEARWARMTH are Awesome supporters of the HOPE trust ❤️
$5 per ticket drawn under police supervision when all numbers are sold 🙂
Bank details: 03-0426-0246198-000 name & raffle as reference please!
Numbers still available:

4. Maureen smith
5. Jackie Jones
9. Jackie Jones
14. Karen Ngatai
16. Llyween Anderson
19. Toni isles
20. Karen Ngatai
23. Karen lord
24. Barbora Wiggins
28. Rebecca Higgs
29. Michelle Warner
32. Mannix Houpapa
33. Kitrena Fullerton smith
34. Mark
35. Mannix Houpapa
38. Alli Corney
40. Karen Ngatai
42. Charlotte Houpapa
44. Charlotte Houpapa
47. Maureen smith
50. Llyween Anderson
51. Rachel Cashin
52. Rachel Cashin
53. Rachel Cashin
57. Lesley Blackford
58. Kitrena Fullerton smith
60. Karen Ngatai
61. Kitrena Fullerton smith
67. Lesley Blackford
68. Barbora Wiggins
70. Karen lord
71. Maureen smith
73. Lianne alabaster
74. Toni isles
76. Mannix Houpapa
78. Sharee mills
79. Sharee Mills
80. Barbora Wiggins
81. Mannix Houpapa
83. Kitrena Fullerton smith
84. Karen lord
85. Llyween Anderson
86. Toni isles
87. sharee mills
89. sharee mills
90. Karen Ngatai
91. sharee mills
92. Alli Corney
93. Toni isles
95. Maureen smith
96. Llyween Anderson
97. Lianne alabaster
98. Karen lord
99. Barbora Wiggins
100. Karen Ngatai
Thank you and good luck <3
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust2 weeks ago
The winner of the TV kindly donated by #100Appliances
Number 30- Whitney Kelland 🎉
Congratulations and thank you to all who supported 👍
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
Tickets anyone for a 32” TV ?
Numbers available below, BE IN TO WIN!
Kindly donated by #100appliances
$5 per ticket
Internet bank:03-0426-0246198-000 reference name and raffle
33, 37, 38, 42, 46, 48, 49, ,
52,53,54,56,59, 60, 61, 62,
70,72,78, 79, 83,85,87,
90,91,92,94, 95,
All funds to the Taumarunui HOPE Trust 🙂
Drawn when all tickets sold under police supervision 👍
Thanks in advance 🙂
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
Our recent cake stall was once again a huge success, made possible by the AMAZING support of our Taumarunui community THANK YOU to #SHEARWARMTH & #100APPLIANCES for your wonderful donations, both businesses are fantastic supporters of our trust. A special thank you to #HannahLord and #CherieSmalley for giving your time on the day <3 To every person who bought baked and came along on the day to buy a burger, cake or have a chat your help in any way is hugely appreciated. We have many in our community we are currently supporting and every dollar raised allows this to happen! THANK YOU <3
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
Our "Trelise Cooper" tote bag winner #9 the very lucky #KatAltuhafi 🥰 Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support xx There will be a couple more raffles happening over the next day or so x
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
The winner of our $100 raffle ( from our cake stall)
#44 Kat Altuhafi congratulations and thank you to all whom supported 💗