Support much appreciated

LETTER

On behalf of Tauawhi Men’s Centre and Women’s Refuge, we would like to thank everyone who supported the Stars In Their Eyes shows on Saturday. As the end of the year fast approaches, these organisations become very busy — so your help through ticket sales will be very welcome.

Without the hard-working crew behind the scenes, the performers and helpers, these entertainment events would not be possible — so a huge thanks to every one of you who helped out in your own time to create this show, in support of domestic violence outreach services in the region.

Finally, thanks to you the public for attending these shows. We had a target of 300 audience members and went over that, which is fantastic.

We have been asked to do a 2018 edition and maybe even make it an annual event, which is very exciting.

Any corporate sponsors who would like to help out with this, please contact us. It would be great to run these shows over several nights with a big production set, which would require further funding.

However, if not, we will push on with it regardless. What was achieved within a few weeks with no funding was fantastic.

Please continue to support these services, and also local entertainment; both are a vital part of our community.

James Packman and Walter Walsh, Stars In Their Eyes organisers

On behalf of Tauawhi Men’s Centre and Women’s Refuge, we would like to thank everyone who supported the Stars In Their Eyes shows on Saturday. As the end of the year fast approaches, these organisations become very busy — so your help through ticket sales will be very welcome.

Without the hard-working crew behind the scenes, the performers and helpers, these entertainment events would not be possible — so a huge thanks to every one of you who helped out in your own time to create this show, in support of domestic violence outreach services in the region.

Finally, thanks to you the public for attending these shows. We had a target of 300 audience members and went over that, which is fantastic.

We have been asked to do a 2018 edition and maybe even make it an annual event, which is very exciting.

Any corporate sponsors who would like to help out with this, please contact us. It would be great to run these shows over several nights with a big production set, which would require further funding.

However, if not, we will push on with it regardless. What was achieved within a few weeks with no funding was fantastic.

Please continue to support these services, and also local entertainment; both are a vital part of our community.

James Packman and Walter Walsh, Stars In Their Eyes organisers

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Tim Marshall, Co-ordinator, Tauawhi Mens Centre - 12 days ago
Kia ora James and Wiz, nga mihi aroha ki a korua.

Thank you for an awesome event in support of our services and the kaupapa of preventing family violence. The performances were an amazing reflection of the talent we have in our community and our heartfelt thanks to all who took part to support the event. What was also evident was the connection to the crowd and their support in return, epitomising the message from this year's White Ribbon campaign about promoting respectful relationships. You are correct in your comments that Tairawhiti has an unenviable record in terms of the ratio of family violence reported to police, and it is also true that services like ours are just one small part of the solution. In order to create real change, we need a community-wide response, which makes events such as Stars in Their Eyes so valuable. Once again, we thank you and your organising team for putting on such an enjoyable and uplifting event. We look forward to next year!

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