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Rachel Hunter Lends Strong Support

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Rachel Hunter Lends Strong Support

It may have been the windiest day on record this winter, but with the wild weather came three international homegrown superstars to boost the success of our VIP launch at The Spencer on Byron Hotel on Wednesday evening.

Super model and international celebrity Rachel Hunter blew in from LA, accompanied by Olympian "Westie" Beatrice Faumuina, and Breakers star Tom Abercrombie joined the event via video.

New Zealand’s favourite “girl from Glenfield” was in town for the launch and came as the foundation’s special guest.

She talked about the pleasure of being back on home turf and the importance of the Well Foundation in boosting the health and wellbeing of the people of the Waitemata.

Rachel told the audience she was born at North Shore Hospital and her grandfather, who she was close to, died there.

“I think it is important to keep advancing in healthcare and when you think outside of the box, and that’s what the Well Foundation really wants to do, to bring in equipment or support to someone who may need something that is necessary for them to get better.

It’s good to reinforce what is already in the healthcare system and giving it a boost to take it to the next level,” she says.

Rachel and Beatrice were both accompanied by their mothers, and Tom’s uncle, David Abercrombie, was also present – all of which speaks to the fact that the Well Foundation is about family and the importance of inclusion.

“Healthy families mean healthy communities and donations to the Well Foundation will make this connection stronger,” Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young says.

Rachel accepted a kick start $20k donation to the Well Foundation from The Mad Butcher & Suburban Newspapers Community Trust.

Supporting good causes that have a positive impact on local communities is at the heart of trust, and we are thrilled to have it getting behind us.

David Penny from Fairfax Media, which publishes a large stable of community newspapers, was at the event to present the cheque.

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