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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LinC Project Activator 2018 was designed to further support community leaders across Canterbury with a speaker series aimed at inspiring and growing leaders in their communities.
Each of the four Activator events held last year had a different theme and focus, and offered amazing opportunities for discussion, engagement and learning.
These free, public events were open to anyone ready to be inspired, challenged and motivated.
Barrer & Co’s Director, Sarah Barrer, spoke at LinC’s third event, a great session on funding and supporting projects or activities. Sarah shared the importance of building long-term relationships with supporters and funders, and having an approach that builds connections that lead onto ongoing support.
Barrer & Co will implement a 4-day work week starting in late November.
Because of our size, the nature of our business, and our high-performing team, it will mean we continue to deliver great work to our clients while supporting our staff wellbeing.
We look forward to the increased productivity and work-life balance it will bring.