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

13 + 10 =

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 Trust4 days ago
All tickets sold in meat raffle 😊
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust4 days ago
All sold!!!
Thank you to the Lord family 1 x half a sheep ( all processed, packaged and ready to go to one lucky winner) 🤩
You know the drill! $5 per ticket
Numbers 1-50
Drawn under police supervision when all tickets are sold and paid.
Taumarunui HOPE Trust 03-0426-0246198-000 Name and raffle as reference 🙂
1. Helen Peacock
2. Ange Fergusson
3. Maureen Smith
4. Lesley Blackford
5. Krystal Phillips
6. Karen Ngatai
7. Krystal Phillips
8. Jenny Gawith
9. Stacey Rule
10. Helen Peacock
11. Candice Mc Naught
12. Sharee Mills
13. Cindy Allen
14. Martin Higgs
15. Kate McConnell
16. krystal Phillips
17. Stacey Rule
18. Maureen Smith
19. Karen Ngatai
20. Ange Fergusson
21. Amber Knowles
22. Kay Whalley
23. Candice McNaught
24. Wendy Robinson
25. Helen Peacock
26. Li Tamihana
27. Wendy Robinson
28. Llyween Anderson
29. Leanne golden
30. Karen Ngatai
31. Llween anderson
32. Lesley Blackford
33. Leeanne Golden
34. Jason Carlisle
35. Brenda Ralph
36. Kate McConnell
37. Jason carlisle
38. Llyween Anderson
39. Conor Gawith
40. Amber Knowles
41. Llyween Anderson
42. Stacey Rule
43. Karen Ngatai
44. Kay Whalley
45. Brenda Ralph
46. Sharee Ruby Mills
47. Helen Peacock
48. Krystal Phillips
49. Cindy Allen
50. Maureen Smith
Good luck <3
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust updated their cover photo.4 days ago
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
Congratulations to the Neeson family <3 a wonderful support to the Taumarunui Hope Trust, we wish you well <3 and thank you to #LynNeeson for all your support over the years xx
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
And last but not least thank you to the Lord family for the donation of a 1/2 mutton. 😊
The winner #GuyHoban with lucky #10 👏
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 weeks ago
$100 winner #KateHiggs congratulations 🥳 #79 👍