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
  • Yvonne Higgs
  • Scott McPherson (Secretary & Treasurer)
  • 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

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Contact Us


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 Trust2 months ago
As the year draws to a close from our team at the Taumarunui HOPE Trust Chris, Kerrie, Scott, Karen, Yvonne and Helen, we wish to say a heartfelt thank you for your continued support 🥰 It's been quite a year and we are so very grateful to be able to "support people in the Taumarunui area experiencing challenging health issues"........ with our community! Stay well, stay safe, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR 🥳 and remember to check out our website to see how you can nominate too
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust2 months ago
Christmas has come early for #JennieHiggie #29 the winner of the sphere garden balls donated by #MichelleDempsey 🎅🏻🥰❤️🎁 Congratulations Jennie! Thank you Michelle and to all who supported thank you too ❤️
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust2 months ago
$100 raffle winner #LianneAlabaster #62 congratulations 🎉Thank you to all who supported ❤️
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust2 months ago
Raffle time: An awesome Christmas gift for someone! Generously made and donated by #MichelleDempsey ❤️ Check out her page #ImagineBreatheCreate
3 x Concrete spheres”, suitable for inside or outside. Add lights for an extra interest. 🖤
50 tickets @ $5
Internet bank -Taumarunui HOPE Trust 03-0426-0246198-000
Thanks in advance for your support 🥰
1. Trudie Wheeler
2 Trudie Wheeler
3 Maree Logue
4 Rachel Cashin
5 Rachel Cashin
6 Rachel Cashin
7 Llyween Anderson
8 Kirstan Hardisty
9 Maree Logue
10 Rachel Cashin
11 Barbora Wiggins
12 Abby Higgs
13 Sally Rule
14 Sharee Mills
15 Shirley McEntee
16 Barbora Wiggins
17 Cherie Armanasco
18 Mary Irwin
19 Lesley Burkett
20 Justine Walker
21 Yvonne Higgs
22 Mary Irwin
23 Justine Walker
24 Lesley Blackford
25 Pam Grimes
26 Lisa Dudfield
27 Jenny Gawith
28 Jennie Higgie
29 Jennie Higgie
30 Pam Grimes
31 Jenny Gawith
32 Cherie Armanasco
33 Pam Grimes
34 Toni Grass
35 Chris Wheeler
36 Sharee Mills
37 Chris Wheeler
38 Lisa Dudfield
39 Cherie Armanasco
40 Justine Walker
41 Pam Grimes
42 Sally Rule
43 Shirley McEntee
44 Kirstan Hardisty
45 Llyween Anderson
46 Justine Walker
47 Lesley Blackford
48 Cherie Armanasco
49 Toni Grass
50 Lesley Burkett
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust2 months ago
ALL SOLD !!! Drawn tomorrow under police supervision 👍
$100 raffle 🥳 Be in to win 💥
$2 per ticket 👏
Taumarunui Hope trust
Reference name/ raffle

1. Charlotte Higgs
2. Boo
3. Abbey Hill
4. Amy Drake
5. Krystal Phillips
6. Krystal Phillips
7. Boo
8. D Malpass
9. Boo
10. Cynthia McKee
11. Kristina Hardisty
12. Lesley Blackford
13. Alan Blackburn
14. Amber knowles
15. Krystal Phillips
16. Li Thomson
17. Jahbon TeAhuru
18. Di Malpass
19. Lesley Blackford
20 Maddy Higgs
21. Kerry Blackburn
22. Helen peacock
23. Li Thomson
24. Toni Grass
25. Krystal Phillips
26. Angie Babie
27. Boo
28. Do Malpass
29. Kristina Hardisty
30. Lesley Blackford
31. Tania Graham
32 Angie Babie
33 Boo
34 Sarah Doyle
35 Kristina Hardisty
36 Rae Mullock
37 Boo
38 Di Malpass
39 Erika Jack
40 amber knowles
41 Rae Mullock
42 Jennifer Allen
43 Helen peacock
44 Jennifer Allen
45 Erika Jack
46 Boo
47 Cherie Gorjis
48 Di Malpass
49 Kristina Hardisty
50 Cynthia McKee
51 Lesley Blackford
52 Erika Jack
53 Louise bowick
54 Abby Higgs
55 Lesley Blackford
56 Abbey Hill
57 Cherie Gorjis
58 Maria Cole
59 Lesley Blackford
60 Kristina Hardisty
61 Sarah Doyle
62 Lianne Alabaster
63 Louise Bowick
64 Tania Graham
65 Krystal Phillips
66 Helen peacock
67 Cherie Gorjis
68 charlottte Higgs
69 Jennifer Allen
70 Erika Jack
71 Boo
72 Lesley Blackford
73 Sarah Doyle
74 Erika Jack
75 Rae Mullock
76 Louise bowick
77 Cherie Gorjis
78 Maddy Higgs
79 Lesley Blackford
80 Helen peacock
81 Sarah Doyle
82 Jahbon TeAhuru
83 Jennifer Allen
84 Lesley Blackford
85 Michelle Warner
86 Desiree Schormair
87 Cherie Gorjis
88 Rae Mullock
89 Louise bowick
90 Jennifer Allen
91 Helen peacock
92 Abbey Hill
93 Boo
94 Abby Higgs
95 Rae Mullock
96 Sarah Doyle
97 Lianne Alabaster
98 Amy drake
99 Lesley Blackford
100 Boo
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust
Taumarunui Hope Charitable Trust3 months ago
Thank you to each and every person who attended our "Pop up Cafe" at #OmakaLodge. We raised $2,500 which will ALL be used to continue the work of the Trust "to support people in the Taumarunui area experiencing challenging health issues".