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“One” capital fundraising campaign launch

“One” capital fundraising campaign launch

Last Friday evening we launched our “One” capital fundraising campaign to valued members of our community. We wish to extend our huge thanks to all guests who took the time to attend and hear about our vision for the future.

To our Foundation Patron Sam Neill, we are so grateful that you came along and shared the love story between your best schoolmate Bill Nutt and his partner, both residents of Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust. We were incredibly moved by it.

After the event, Sam Neill published his story on Stuff, and it appeared in the weekend Press. To read Sam’s story, click here.

CEO Kathryn Jones spoke about the importance of the “One campaign,” saying “The number of New Zealanders with traumatic brain injury has reached unprecedented levels, with a new injury occurring every fifteen minutes in New Zealand. The number is significantly higher than in other developed countries.” Kathryn continues, “our services are in demand more than ever and our waiting lists are increasing all of the time.”

“The work that the Trust does at all levels makes such a difference, whether it be short term or long-term rehabilitation,” said Christine Johnston, Board Chair of the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust. “You may not realise the breadth of services, residential care, speech and language therapy, physio therapy, occupational therapy, clinical psychologists, driving assessments, research, the list is extensive.”

To those who donated on the night, thank you so much for your amazing support. We were overwhelmed by your generosity.

Special thanks to our sponsors Colliers Christchurch, and supporters Kim Chan – Events with Distinction and our very own social enterprise, Can Do Catering.

For more information about our campaign, click here.