WE GOT THERE! 7 June 2019
Approx 3 months ago I dipped my toe in the water to test whether, like me, others thought the beautiful and meaningful Te Werowero should stay permanently on Matiatia.
The responses to that Facebook page post reflected an overwhelming "yes" by the community.
Then the fundraising started .... and Barry Fenton (an unstoppable art fundraising force!) joined the journey with me.
I am so excited to say "WE GOT THERE!" .... through the support of generous individuals, families, local iwi, the local board, and organisations like "Sculpture on the Gulf", Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Fullers and AT. It has been a true community effort :-)
Having never done something like this before, I can honestly say I wasn't sure how the journey would go and whether we would get anywhere close to raising almost $50k in such a short time. However, the experience has been so positive and reaffirmed my love of Waiheke and why we live in this great community/on this beautiful island.
Thank you everyone.
PS - We have a fair bit of administration still to do, and will keep you posted once we have more details about the unveiling event (likely to be in early to mid July 2019).
PPS - Due to a private donation (outside of Givealittle) we have been able to close the page below the official Givealittle target of $25k.