Call to Support Community Wellbeing

Calling on local businesses and organisations to support Community Wellbeing Week, a fundraiser being held by the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust from 16 - 20 October. Families across the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts are set to benefit from this year's fundraiser with the funds raised supporting Parenting Courses, Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre and local Family Counselling services.

20171005_ComtyWellbeingBusinesses and schools from across the region are encouraged to hold a morning tea or mufti day, to collect donations for essential family services that are delivered for free by the Trust.

Trust Manager Deirdre Ryan says that the week is a chance for North Cantabrians to get behind families in their community, and support services that are accessed by a huge range of people across the region.

It’s important for local people facing challenges to know that they have support from their community, and Community Wellbeing Week makes this support more visible. Raising awareness of free services in North Canterbury through the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust and other providers is also a key aim of the week. Above all else, we want our community to use the occasion to have some fun and hope that it will spark conversations about how to keep happy and healthy at work, school and home,” says Deirdre.

Local businesses holding morning teas are challenged to pick a fun theme, bring a plate and make a donation, with social media recognition for those that send their photos into the Trust’s Facebook page @CommunityWellbeingNorthCanterburyTrust. Every workplace that signs up will receive workplace wellbeing ideas and have the chance to win a team building day.

Schools across North Canterbury are encouraged to celebrate what makes their school and students special by holding a mufti day with a crazy-fun theme. Schools taking part can also submit their photos to the Trust via Facebook for social media fame!

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