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Dreams Raise Money for Women’s Refuge

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26 February 2014

Dreams Raise Money for Women’s Refuge

A Women’s Refuge dream has come true with the sale of Dream Magnets at The Warehouse stores throughout New Zealand raising $127,508 for the charity.

“More than 70,000 Dream Magnets were sold, each with inspiring messages for families,” says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Heather Henare. “Within the package we were also able to share key messages about how people can seek help for domestic violence and also help anyone they knew who might be experiencing domestic violence.”

“I would personally like to thank The Warehouse for this amazing opportunity to reach such a broad audience to raise awareness of domestic violence in New Zealand.”

Pictured presenting the cheque to Ms Henare is The Warehouse CEO Simon Turner. “Our customers were genuine in their desire to help this organisation and we are very pleased to be lending our support to groups like Women’s Refuge that enhances the lives of families and young people,” he said.

“Each of the groups we support do amazing work in our local community so we hope the money raised will make a difference to the lives of those they help and support,” said Mr Turner.


Profits from the sales will go towards supporting the work Women’s Refuge achieves with more than 20,000 women and children every year. “Money raised will be able to enhance our work and this includes a 24/7 crisis line, safe house refuge for families and providing women and children opportunities to attend education programmes to help them understand the violence they have experienced, heal from it and move on to safer and better lives,” says Ms Henare.


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