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Donation and aftersocks sales boost earthquake fund

Media Release
For immediate release
16 December 2016

CWA donation and aftersockssales boost earthquake fund to over $60,000

The Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) Adverse Events and Relief Fund was set up after the Kaikōura earthquake encouraging people to donate money. RWNZ have also been fundraising through the sale of aftersocks™ to help people affected by the earthquakes.

360 pairs of aftersocks™ have been sold in four weeks, and the total sales and donations have exceeded $12,000. To buy a pair of aftersocks™ and support your community, go to the RWNZ website: www.ruralwomen.org.nz

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of New South Wales (NSW) have also generously donated $50,000 to the fund.

"For many women, children and families affected by the earthquake it will be a difficult Christmas. CWA of NSW members recently demonstrated concern for the welfare of these families and are truly hoping to spread a little joy through their donation of $50,000, says Annette Turner State President of CWA of NSW.

“The Country Women's Association of NSW and RWNZ share a long and proud history. In April 2017 the Associated Country Women of the World will be holding the South Pacific Triennial conference in NZ of which many CWA of NSW members will be attending as well."

The RWNZ Adverse Events and Relief Fund grants can be applied for from today. The fund is available to individuals, communities and groups to apply for, with a particular emphasis on rural women and children. Click here for the application information.

All requests for funding will be reviewed by the committee: RWNZ Board member, Margaret Pittaway Region 1, Sharron Davie-Martin, Trustee of the Rural Support Trust, Region 2 and Area Leadership Councillor, Melva Robb Region 3. The ex-officio are National President Fiona Gower and National Finance Chair, Rachael Dean.


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