Boxing to support the "Taranaki Retreat" give back to New Zealand !!!!!!!!!!!
Born out of a vision to give back to the community the "Taranki Retreat" was founded by Jamie Allen after the devastating lose of his daughter.
The core focus for the retreat is to prevent suicide and they achieve this by offering many services including a 'free of charge' retreat for anybody needing a break and support for whatever reason.
When Jamie was struck with grief he gave up his job, purchased a paddock and began building what is now the "Taranaki Retreat".
In the past 2 years the retreat has hosted over 150 residents as well as helped an additional 2500 people get a handle of life and learn to love themselves. They work along side the public health system and work to connect their new found friends to customise the support needed.
Recently the Retreat received the "2018 New Zealander of the year " award for "Community of the year".
The retreat has over 20 volunteers from all walks of life, it is a registered charity that relies solely on donations.
"A wonderfully diverse bench of people, from all kinds of personal, culture, and professional background"
I choose to support the retreat because I love that they solely focus on giving a hand to anyone that is down and needs support. It's far to common that we come across friends, family or random people that need help but don't know where to turn. Between 2016-2017 it was a confirmed over 600 New Zealanders commited suicide as a last resort to end their pain. This is a failure in the system and im excited to support an charity attempting to help with this issue.
Im reaching out to anyone able to support the retreat in any way. The page is focused on money donations, however if you are able to support in any other way please contact them on 06 215 0993. weather it be a donation of $5.00 (the price of a coffee), or you are able to organise food or other supplies to help, anything is appreciated.
You may also be in a place where you need some help, please reach out and make contact to start your journey of healing. you can find them on facebook, "Taranaki Retreat", website "www.taranakiretreat.co.nz" or call them on 06 215 0993
All funds raised will go directly to the Taranki Retreat for their board to allocate
Registered Charity Number - CC50829
Thank you =)
Im taking part in an upcoming charity boxing event on the 24th november, have chosen to support the Taranaki Retreat for personal reasons