Arapohue Rural Retreat: a place for rest, respite and equine mentoring

$9,600 donated
Given by 36 generous donors in 2 years

Help us re-roof the School House equine mentoring HQ at Arapohue Rural Retreat in Aug/Sep 2021.

Northland

Wild Side Charitable Trust (WST) was formed in 2017 and has a solid board of trustees and advisors. In the past year, the Centre Directors, registered tradies and volunteers have been restoring buildings at the iconic old Arapohue Bush Camp location, and creating a large community vegetable garden and orchard to feed not only future guests, but divert surplus to nearby foodbanks. In preparation for the centre 'officially' opening for residential guests in the near future, the Trust is working closely with other local organisations serving the needs of Northland, and in fact New Zealand.

The months of Aug / Sep 2021 are yours or your organisations' opportunity to double your donation* in a worthwhile, tax deductible contribution to an exceptionally worthy cause.

*The Dugdale Charitable Trust (DCT) is generously offering to double your donation (up to $15,000*) to re-roof the 'School House' located at Arapohue Rural Retreat in Northland. This older, two-story building will be the headquarters and an accommodation facility for the equine mentoring programme being developed alongside the healing and recovery respite being established by WST.

WST is establishing a new rural retreat near Dargaville, Northland, to help those who are struggling with life. The old Arapohue Bush Camp is 22-acres of land with buildings and native bush, located 16km south east of Dargaville and 58km west of Whangarei. WST is restoring the buildings and establishing the Arapohue Rural Retreat; a safe haven for those in need.

How we are different: We hope to work with other agencies like Te Ara Oranga, Te Hā Oranga, Timatanga Hou (Dargaville detox), Northland DHB Mental Health & Addictions Community Services, the Salvation Army and Arataki Ministries Mental Health Services... because TOGETHER, WE HAVE THE ANSWERS.

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Wild Side Charitable Trust's involvement (page creator)

I am the Spokesperson and one of the founding trustees of the Wild Side Charitable Trust. The Arapohue Rural Retreat is my vision to help those struggling with life issues in NZ by establishing a healing rural retreat in Northland.

Use of funds

WST will purchase the Arapohue Bush Camp property, 22-acres of land in Northland, restoring buildings needing repair, and introduce a 6-12 month residential rehab and recovery programme to help addicts and their families.

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Dugdale doubles your donation in Aug and Sep 2021  20 August 2021

Posted by: Wild Side Charitable Trust

The Dugdale Charitable Trust (DCT) is generously offering to double your donation (up to $15,000*) to re-roof the 'School House' located at Arapohue Rural Retreat in Northland. This older, two-story building will be the headquarters and an accommodation facility for the equine mentoring programme being developed alongside the healing and recovery respite being established by Wild Side Charitable Trust (WST).

This unique feature of Arapohue Rural Retreat will be for children and youth experiencing difficulties in their home life or at school to have the opportunity to spend time with the four ‘healing horses’ — Deva, Divi, Brushka and Lacey.

“From experience working with people and horses, I have found that the positive effects of equine mentoring teaches responsibility, aids personal growth by mirroring behaviour, builds relational confidence, establishes understanding of cause and effect, and encourages communication, love, respect and acceptance”, says proposed Equine Mentoring Manager, Vania Lamont.

Your donation will contribute to the start of the restoration, repairs and maintenance to this old classic structure, which was a school in its heyday, as part of the Arapohue Bush Camp. As with many of the other houses and cottages on the property, which are in the process of being re-roofed and restored, the School House will once again be a magnet for young people who need some direction and loving encouragement to become self-assured adults in a topsy-turvy world.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of WST purchasing this magnificent property in August 2020, one of the trustees, Chris Dugdale will match your donation dollar-for-dollar until a threshold of $15,000 donated funds is reached.

In other words, if you or your organisation donates $50, DCT will match it by also donating $50 so we will have $100 going towards the School House re-roofing project.

If someone donates $5,000 it would be matched by $5,000 so we would have $10,000.

Dugdale Trust have committed to matching all donations in August and September up to a *total of $15,000 donated by others. They will match with $15,000, making $30,000 available for the re-roofing.

All donations above the $15,000 threshold will be allocated to the many additional restoration projects urgently needed.

WST was formed in 2017 and has a solid board of trustees and advisors. In the past year, the Centre Directors, registered tradies and volunteers have been restoring buildings and creating a large community vegetable garden and orchard to feed not only future guests, but will divert surplus to nearby foodbanks. In preparation for the Centre 'officially' opening for residential guests in the near future, the Trust is working closely with other local organisations serving the needs of Northland, and in fact New Zealand.

The months of August and September 2021 are yours or your organisations opportunity to make a worthwhile, tax deductible contribution to an exceptionally worthy cause.

https://givealittle.co.nz/donate/cause/arapohue-healing-and-recovery-centre-new-rehab

Thanks, and kind regards,

Ray, Janet and the team at Arapohue Rural Retreat

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Vivienne
Vivienne on 17 Sep 2021
May hope and healing be multiplied, as this gift is also. God Bless.
$500
Wild Side Charitable Trust

Viv, thank you. Your donation and support are so so appreciated and make a huge difference here at Arapohue. Every day draws us closer to officially opening - but we are already helping people. Look forward to seeing you next time you are around. xx

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Candace
Candace on 14 Sep 2021
$50
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Thanks heaps Candace, really appreciate your kind donation, it all helps so much!

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TERRY
TERRY on 07 Sep 2021
$50
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Guest Donor on 01 Sep 2021
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Thanks so much! Every dollar goes a very long way here at Arapohue towards helping those struggling amongst us. Much appreciated, bless you!

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Glen
Glen on 01 Sep 2021
$250
Wild Side Charitable Trust

Thank you so very very much for your very kind donation to help those vulnerable ones amongst us. Bless you and thank you for your support.

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