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Archive for December 2019

Barrer News 2019 St Bedes

St Bede’s is a Catholic community located in Redwood. Barrer & Co assisted St Bede’s College with their fundraising campaign to rebuild the College Chapel, which was badly damaged in the earthquakes of 2011 and sadly had to be demolished.

Barrer & Co got involved mid-campaign and shifted the focus to approaching a small group of families and individuals; as part of this we developed a bespoke acknowledgement programme. A revised campaign was launched in May 2019, and we are delighted to have reached the $800,000 fundraising target in four months, and exceeding it by $35,000. We are really humbled by the efforts of the community to return the Chapel to the College, it has been an amazing fundraising campaign to work on.

Learn more about The Chapel of St Bede

Barrer News 2019 Hohepa

For the people they support, Hohepa is home. It is where they feel safe to build a vision for their life and are empowered to make it happen. Hohepa nurtures the body, soul and spirit of people with an intellectual disability to enable their dreams and aspirations to come to fruition. Their kaupapa is to ensure every person they support has the opportunity to have a life fully lived.

Everyone deserves to have a place they call home – a secure foundation is one of the most important aspects of achieving personal success. Hohepa is committed to providing people with inspiring and fit-for-purpose housing to ensure they are in an environment that supports and adapts to their unique needs and aspirations over their lifetime.

This is why they have embarked on a journey to build two new homes at Hohepa. These buildings are designed to be light, creative, and thoughtful. They will encourage a sense of ownership and pride for the people we support and in our wider community.

We launched this capital fundraising campaign with Hohepa Canterbury at the end of October. This campaign seeks to raise $2.2 million, and at the launch Hohepa announced an incredible lead gift of $500,000 from the Sutherland Self Help Trust, a funder that had a long and close relationship with them. This fundraising campaign will continue in 2020 and at Barrer & Co we are excited to assist Hohepa raise the funds needed to make this project a reality, as well as raising awareness of this fantastic organisation and the people that they support.

If you’d like to learn more about Hohepa and their new homes project, click the link below.

Hohepa Canterbury – New Homes Project

Barrer News 2019 Rmsi

Ronald McDonald House South Island supports families when their child is in hospital in Christchurch and Invercargill. Their facilities provide more than a place to sleep – they are a place of comfort, compassion and convenience. Ronald McDonald House South Island takes care of the practical things in life so families can focus on their child who is staying in hospital. This helps reduce stresses like paying for a place to sleep near the hospital and organising family meals, while providing a friendly ear to listen on tough days.

Ronald McDonald House South Island is committed to building a three-bedroom Family Room inside Christchurch Hospital. The Family Room will be a welcoming, home-like space for families, just steps away from their children in the hospital. Markedly different than its medical surroundings, the Family Room provides a break from the stress of the hospital environment where they can relax, prepare a meal, have a snack, or stay overnight.

Barrer & Co assisted Ronald McDonald House South Island with the set up of this significant capital fundraising campaign. As part of this work we developed a capital campaign strategy and supported the Ronald McDonald House South Island team with the early stages of strategy implementation.

If you’d like to learn more about Ronald McDonald House South Island and their Family Room project, click the link below.

Ronald McDonald House South Island – Christchurch Family Room

Barrer News 2019 Nz Spinal Trust

The New Zealand Spinal Trust is a community who cares deeply about independent living and improving the quality of rehabilitation for Kiwis affected by spinal cord injury or impairment (SCI). This is regardless of whether someone is a new patient in hospital or many years post injury and living in the community. They offer three key services from the Burwood Spinal Unit in Christchurch, and the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit in Otara. These services are free of charge to anyone in New Zealand who has an SCI.

Barrer & Co developed a fundraising strategy for the New Zealand Spinal Trust March 2019, and we are now assisting them with the recruitment of a National Fundraising Manager. The successful candidate will work predominantly in the major gift, corporate sponsorship, bequest, regular giving, trust and grant and appeal spaces. Applications close 5pm Sunday 15 December. This is a significant new role for the organisation; if you’d like to learn more, click the link below.

NZ Spinal Trust – National Fundraising Manager

Barrer News 2019 Georgia

Georgia has worked in fundraising, communications and marketing roles across a range of industries, including not-for-profit, local government and school and tertiary institutions such as College House, St Andrew’s College, Selwyn District Council and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

With a strong background in client liaison and creative project management, Georgia thrives on driving projects forward towards the end goal while maintaining an eye on the finer details. A wide range of skills in marketing, communications, fundraising, event promotion, media relations, website and social media management, editing and proofreading means Georgia is well-placed to guide our clients on their unique path to success, all with a highly professional polish.

Her strategic approach means Georgia is always seeking the most efficient and logical course of action, guided by a highly empathetic outlook and ‘big picture’ thinking. Georgia is experienced in both operational and capital fundraising activities, including capital campaigns, annual appeals, major donor fundraising and moves management.

Barrer News 2019 Life Education

Life Education is a charity that educates and empowers children to make healthy choices so they can live full and healthy lives. Every year they teach over 250,000 children about their body, friendships, their identity, food and nutrition and helpful and harmful substances.

Barrer & Co developed a fundraising strategy for Life Education Trust Canterbury in 2015, and we are now assisting them with the recruitment of a Fundraising Manager. This role will lead and deliver the organisation’s strategic fundraising, working towards achieving an annual income target and develop sustainable income streams. If you’d like to learn more, click the link below.

Life Education Trust Canterbury – Fundraising Manager

4 Day Work Week Anniversary
It has been 12 months since Barrer & Co implemented a four-day work week. The benefits to our team are considerable, with the extra time out to enjoy life and family.
Now we can report on the financial impact over a full year of the team working four days each week instead of five: Revenue increased 25% Gross profit increased 45%


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