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Project Promise reaches $1m dollars

Project Promise reaches $1 million dollars

This is an article that was placed in the Northern Advocate on the 21st of April 2012.  We should be very proud of our community, it is believed that there is still money being counted, as the Northland BNZ Banks are allowing the public to buy $1000 bricks for the new Oncology unit based in Whangarei.

Project Promise Corporate Challenge 11th November 2011

The Project Promise Corporate Challenge was a huge success, with raising approx $5,110.00.

The winners on the night were:

Highest Score                 - Wild Haggis

Second Score                 - ASAP Couriers (Whangarei District Council)

Best Dressed                  - Henderson Reeves Fairies

Lowest Score                 - Rosvall Rams (ITM)

Northland Needs Cancer Treatments

Last week I was approached by someone in a shop, they were angry that there was no radiation therapy treatment in Northland, and she had to travel.  In fact that the closest place for any Cancer treatment is Auckland, Hamilton and then Tauranga.

It got me thinking, here I am presently trying to raise money for Project Promise, so that the Northland Community Foundation can start building a larger Oncology unit here in Whangarei to look after Northland, yet where is the support from the local Politicians.

Ruakaka Races 23rd July 2011

Saturday 23rd July
“A Day at the Races” – at Ruakaka Race Course.

Last year this Project Promise event was a great success which raised over $27,000. This year it will be even bigger and better! Entry is free but there will be plenty of bucket collectors to take your donations to Project Promise throughout the day.
A “hoedown” Ploughman’s themed lunch will be available – tickets cost $25 from Judy Knight 09 436 1334. Fancy dress optional!

2011 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards.

It has come to that time again, for expressions of interest for the 2011 Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards.

This year there are two new Awards categories – Arts Sector (add ARTS to your Contact name when completing your Expression of Interest) and Not for Profit Sector category.  The addition of these two categories will show how great Northlanders truely are.

So if you are interested or know someone who should enter, hook onto the links below.

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