Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors & participants for their generous support!!
Vertical Horizon NZ Ltd
Shandon Golf Club
Capital City Motors
Lemon Tree Cottage, Martinborough
Christian Cullen & Tana Umaga
Ginny Anderson & Jacinda Ardern
Golf Warehouse & Driving Range
Rydges Hotel, Wellington
Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club
Rob Law Max
Asahi Beverages NZ Ltd
Ray White Kemey Bros
Linda & Ray Wallace
Royal Wellington Golf Club
Duncan Commercial Construction
Cactus Events & Promotions
My Food Bag
Cameron Harris Butcher
Over $21,000 was raised to provide buses for experiences to our tamariki in Taita and Pomare
Photos taken on the day are on our Facebook page
More fund raising and sponsorship
TAKA Wifi Project
In 2018, thanks to Chorus, Network4Learning and the Ministry of Education, 124 children from Rata Street School got free wifi access to their school’s secure managed network. We are looking at how we can get this across to all neighbouring schools. We are very thankful to our partners Chorus, Network4Learning and Ministry of Education for helping us address the digital divide in our community. We were happy to welcome 2degrees on board in 2021. If you are interested in this project, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or give either Matt Reid or Cactus a call.
In 2018 RIDE Holidays invited its clients to contribute to buying bikes to provide our tamariki with an opportunity to learn how to ride a bike. They work with TAKA Trust to train the children in bike maintenance, safety and education. RIDE Holidays matches the donations dollar for dollar and to date has bought over 300 brand new bikes and helmets for our local schools.
Ride Holiday’s target for 2018 was originally 25 bikes for one school. They achieved 50 brand new bikes for two schools – Taitai Central and Randwick Primary School. 2019 was fantastic and they supplied bikes to Tui Glen, Pomare, Naenae Primary and Pukeatua School in Wainuiomata. In 2020 bikes went to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Whanui school, Bairds (Otara) Mainfreight, Avalon Primary, Natone Park, Cannons Creek and Koraunui School. Making it 6 schools for the year. So far in 2021 enough funds have been raised to supply bikes for Glen Brae school in Glen Innes, Petone Central School and Te Kura o Hau Karetu in Upper Hutt. There is a whole shipping container with 170 bikes due in April 2022.
Ride Holiday’s Karl Woolcott has put together a fund raising ride with all proceeds going to purchasing more bikes. Please click here for more information
In 2018 a free concert by Orchestra Wellington at the Walter Nash Centre was attended by more than 1000 people from the north eastern suburbs. Due to the popularity of this concert and the demand from the community we have repeated this concert annually. The 2021 ‘Queen’ themed concert exceeded our expectations and more than 1500 people attended. We are always looking for sponsors/partners to provide this magical evening for our community if you are interested, please contact us.
We have been able to stage the event with the support of Orchestra Wellington, Lower Hutt Sports Awards, Hutt Mana Trust, Pelorus Trust, Hutt City Council and Creative Communities. We welcomed Pub Charities to our sponsors in 2021.
You can support us anytime by making a donation to the TAKA Trust Give-a-little page
Have something else in mind?
Please talk to us if you have another fundraising idea or if you would be interested in partnering with TAKA Trust on a specific project, email us at email@example.com
These happy children from Rata Street School have got free access to their school’s Wifi at home. TAKA wifi is our current major fund raising focus as we believe that providing access to digital learning outside school hours will empower our tamariki.