Women's Refuge Whanganui
The Cocktail Lounge

It’s been just over a year since The Great Ball and people are still talking about what a truly fantastic night it was. More than that, it raised an amazing $90,000 for Women’s Refuge Whanganui.


We are planning a slightly smaller, relaxed affair (The Great Ball is every second year), on Saturday 4th November, so save the date!   This time it’s a fab 1950’s style cocktail party, with gorgeous cocktails, retro-styled canapés, and great 1950’s sounds (including a live band). And of course, the (in)famous Whiskey Bar!


While we have a smaller fundraising target for this event, it is imperative that we keep raising funds for Women’s Refuge Whanganui. Client numbers are increasing every year, and the gap between what we are funded for, and what we need, grows bigger every month.


Will you consider supporting us again with sponsorship? This could be in the form of a cash donation which we can use to offset overheads or put towards the purchase of an auction item (our auction will consist of 10 items valued at no less than $1000 each).


Or, if you own a business and are willing to donate goods or services to that value, we would love to include this in our auction with your name on it. Whichever way you decide to help, we will, of course, ensure your generosity is suitably promoted both before, during, and after the event.






The Cause


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


Women’s Refuge Whanganui desperately needs its own offices due to increasing client numbers and increasingly complex client needs.


On top of that, government funding is simply not keeping up with the growing demand for these services. One example is that Women’s Refuge Whanganui is funded for 49 police incident reports per year, yet we dealt with 47 over a five-day period earlier this month, and around 1,500 in a year.


Will you help us help women and children in Whanganui build lives that flourish and are free from violence?




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The Cocktail Lounge