Sculpture OnShore is Women’s Refuge’s biggest fundraising event. Forced to cancel they are determined to raise much needed funds.
More than 50 percent of Women’s Refuge clients are children. They are the innocent victims of domestic violence and abuse and deserve a better future.
That’s why this year, New Zealand Sculpture OnShore is asking for your help to raise $100,000 for Women’s Refuge – so that they can create comforting and creative spaces for children staying in their 40 safe houses. This brand-new, child-led project is called Kids in the Middle.
NZ Sculpture OnShore is Women’s Refuge’s biggest fundraising event, donating more than $2.1M since it began 25 years ago. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, organisers were forced to cancel this year’s exhibition at its well-known venue of O Peretu Fort Takapuna. Despite this, they are determined to raise funds for Kids in the Middle and need your help to make it happen!
Kids in the Middle was designed following a first of its kind research report into what children need to feel safe and secure after experiencing family violence. Women’s Refuge family violence specialists talked to children who had stayed at safe houses and asked them what could be done to improve refuge services for kids in the future.
The children said they need fun, cosy, warm, interactive, relaxing, safe spaces to share with other children. For children, these items and spaces mean access to security, happiness and belonging. Items that were highly sought after included pillows, cushions of differing sizes and shapes, throws, blankets, shaggy rugs, colourful mats, curtains, different lighting options (night lights, fairy lights, lamps, free standing lights), comfortable child sized chairs and couches, snug beanbags, tactile and sensory toys for relaxation, and items that can be used by multiple children at once.
There can be few things more important than helping our tamariki feel safe and secure after experiencing trauma.
Please donate generously to Kids in the Middle today, and help children fleeing domestic violence feel comfortable and secure when they enter Women’s Refuges safe houses.
The Friends of Women’s Refuge Trust have taken the Covid-19 restrictions in their stride and have launched an online platform to view and buy over 200 works by up and coming and established New Zealand artists. NZ Sculpture OnShore is one of Women’s Refuge biggest fundraising events, with over $2m funds raised since its inception 25 years ago.
This year funds raised will go towards improving kids’ spaces in their 40 Refuges across New Zealand.
NZ Sculpture OnShore Women's Refuge Fundraiser 13 December 2021
Thank you so much to all the supporters who gave so generously to our project raising money for Kids in the Middle, a project to create comforting and creative spaces for children staying in their 40 safe houses. We have raised $33,529 via this campaign but we are not stopping here and plan to come back in the New Year and do more. Please join our mailing list at https://www.nzsculptureonshore.co.nz/ to stay update to all our news.
Again thank you so much.
Regards The Team at NZ Sculpture OnShore.
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for your kind words and VERY generous donation. It is certainly appreciated.
Thank you so much
Thank you Marilyn
Thank you Celia