Women's Refuge Whanganui
The Great Ball Whanganui

A prestigious black tie event in support of

Women’s Refuge Whanganui


13th AUGUST 2016

Principal Sponsor PWC | Supporting Partners Kensington Swan & Downer

We did it!


A whopping result at The Great Ball on Saturday 13th August netted a profit of over $85,000 for Women’s Refuge Whanganui and expectations are this could rise to over $90,000 as donations keep rolling in and final costs are assessed.


This was due to generous sponsors, suppliers and volunteers, a room full of passionate bidders and all those who joined us in the electronic Silent Auction.


Thank you to everyone who made it a night to remember. Your overwhelming support has made a huge difference to those in need of the services of Women’s Refuge Whanganui.


If you wish to still make a donation, please contact Helen on 021 103 0737 and a tax deductible receipt can be arranged.






The Cause


Women’s Refuge is a necessary and life saving service to many.


Did you know that one in three women in New Zealand are affected by domestic violence? During the time it will take you to enjoy this great evening, hard-working refuge advocates would have answered the calls from 9 women via our crisis line. That’s one woman every 30 minutes.


Women’s Refuge Whanganui process approximately 1,500 police incident reports each year but receive Government funding for only 49 police incident reports (3.5%). These disturbing statistics involve members of our community - employees, customers, neighbours, friends. Your presence here indicates your willingness to assist and we thank you.


Funds raised on the night will go towards a Women’s Refuge Whanganui hub in the central city. The current premises are inadequate and the need to become more effective is urgent.

We are asking you to be part of helping women and their children in need by bidding generously during the live auction on the night.  In addition please place your final bids for the silent auction items by August 13th, 10.00pm. You can view and bid on the silent auction items here. There is no doubt your support tonight will go a long way to help women and children live safer lives.



You can find out more about Women's Refuge here.




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Principal Sponsor PWC | Supporting Partners Kensington Swan & Downer