Following some local networking and preparations, a very successful sausage sizzle was hosted by Anna Crouchman at her school, Leamington Primary School in Cambridge, on Tuesday 22 May.
Four local Cambridge volunteer firefighters (Leon Vincent, Pete Wright, Richard Crease and Marcus Tidd) all stepped out of their working roles to man the BBQ and ensured that 272 pre-ordered sausages were cooked and ready for hungry tummies by the time the lunchtime bell rang.
Adrian and Suzanne Hodgson, owners of the local Good Union pub, very generously donated all the sausages and numerous bread rolls, topped up with some provided by Cambridge New World.
Cambridge Hire Centre gifted the use of their large trailer BBQ along with the gas and utensils to sizzle all the sausages!
Anni Peters and Kim Chapman (school parents) gifted their personal time and worked alongside Anna, David, Tracey and Max Crouchman (big brother), Adrian Hodgson and the four firefighters to make Anna's dream become a reality.
What an amazing achievement from Anna and her family The Burn Support Group wish to acknowledge and thank the Crouchman family for their continued support.
Constellation Brands is New Zealand’s leading wine company with top local brands Selaks, Crafters Union and Wild Grace. We are the largest exporter of New Zealand wine to North America — Kim Crawford, Nobilo and Monkey Bay — with sales across the globe. We grow grapes in three regions from Hawke’s Bay to Marlborough and Central Otago, with staff operating three wineries. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is the number one Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand wine sold in the United States. Kim Crawford was also awarded Wine Enthusiast’s 2016 New World Winery of the Year.
Burn Support Group are extremely proud to be the Chosen Charity receiving $25,000.00 from the management and staff of Constellation Brands. What a way to finish the year 2017, receiving the exciting phone call and following on with a welcome tour through the offices. Michele along with Tracey Maree Houia and Jorja Sharp (burn survivors) spent the morning meeting and greeting with the staff discussing the initiatives and actions the Burn Support Group have visualised for the year 2018.
The B.S.G Trustees and Board members wish to acknowledge this incredibly generous donation and Thank the Management and Staff for the support and contribution for the Burn Survivor Community. We look forward to sharing the exciting proposals and events ahead, wishing Constellation Brands another successful year in 2018.
Photo left to right:
Michele Henry, Jorja Sharp, Tracey Houia, Kathy Oliver,
Julie Bassett, Corinne Maybury-Smith and Toni Ankers.
Thank you to Katie and Jorji, for your great job wrapping Christmas presents at the Botany Warehouse, your time and support are very much appreciated.
$60.00 was raised by gold coin donation. Look out for these pro wrappers again in 2018!
Thank you to the lovely ladies from the Pukeke Golf Course. It was a pleasure to be invited to spend time with the ladies golf section on a beautiful sunny day at a lovely venue. After a warm, comfortable conversation discussing safety hazards around the home, along with ways to decrease the unfortunate incidents that happen around the home, Michele was presented with a donation cheque for the amount of $450.00 gifted by the Women's section.
On behalf of the Burn Support Group, thank you for your generosity, we appreciate your kindness and this donation will continue to assist us in supporting the burn community throughout New Zealand.
"Thank you to Marilyn and the girls for choosing the Burn Support Group".
Our recent Quiz Night was a fantastic success and a lot of fun was had by all.
A total of $8,995 was raised and we'd like to thank all those who attended, along with acknowledging everyone who generously provided donations.
Many thanks and appreciation to Melissa Stokes (Quiz Master) and Maria Stephens (Auctioneer) for their contribution to the night's success, and also to Brian Paladin, the music man.
We would especially like to mention Kerri Rutherford and Jorja & Katie Sharp for their welcome support in planning setting up for the night.
Acknowledgement to the Howick Fire Station Crew for their welcome appearance and support.
An amazing effort for the 2017 Telemarketing Campaign carried out by the wonderful staff of Southern Stars and management Keith Slater.
An incredible amount of $125,000 was awarded to The Burn Support Group at the end of a two month campaign.
This extreme amount of funding raised through the generosity of the public will contribute to the Annual Children's Burn Camp 2018, also providing valued equipment for the National Burn Centre (Middlemore Hospital) and Kidz First improving the quality of treatment.
A huge thank you and true appreciation for this overwhelming donation. With this support the Burn Support Group can ease the burden of those affected by the trauma of a burn injury.
On behalf of the Burn Support Group Charitable Trust we are extremely grateful.
Accepting the $125,000 cheque.
Left to right - Vice President, Jan Steel,
Jack Dragicevich & Jessica Margison (burn survivors)
and Southern Stars Representative, Fred Alder
The Burn Support Group wish to thank and acknowledge the wonderful donation of $172.00 sent from Ruahine School.
This year as a fundraiser event the school held a fancy dress day and everyone had a lot of fun.
Lara Lee Stephenson is a pupil at the school who has sustained burn injuries, since attending the Annual Children's Burn Camp, Lara and her family encourage awareness and promote the safety surrounding burns...
Shout out and thank you Ruahine School!
Welcome to our Platinum Sponsors - PSL Fire and Safety.
Starting from the 1st October 2017 we look forward to a wonderful foreseeable future with PSL Fire and Safety having chosen the Burn Support Charitable Trust as one of their Charities to support.
Burn Support Group is extremely grateful for such a donation, the funds will contribute to enhancing the lives of those that are effected through burn injuries and their families.
Thank you yet again to the Management and Staff at the Botany Warehouse Centre.
This year with their support and the generosity of the public, $909.69 has been awarded to the Burn Support Group to assist with the funding of the Children's Burn Camp.
BSG is extremely grateful for the continual support provided by The Warehouse Botany. (29 September 2017).
Burn Support Charitable Trust wish to acknowledge and thank SFPE NZ for the wonderful donation of $540.00. These generous funds will assist with the promotion of Resources throughout New Zealand.
SFPE NZ is a chapter of SFPE US and is a an associated group in NZ comprising approximately 50 professional fire engineers who are members of SFPE US and approximately 150 Friends of the chapter such as architects and Council officers.
Our purpose is “To advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members, to develop fire protection engineering guidelines and standards and to foster fire protection engineering education. In accomplishing this purpose, the Society engages in activities that are educational, scientific, charitable or promote the practice of fire protection engineering. ”
We are the Technical Interest Group of IPENZ (Institute of Professional Engineers NZ) for matters of Fire Engineering. The Chapter is frequently called upon to offer fire engineering advice to local Councils, MBIE or to other government bodies seeking assistance regarding fire engineering. Individual members of SFPE are also called upon to be members of NZ Standards committees, MBIE Working Groups and other such groups requiring a view from practising fire engineers.
As a result of SFPE members gaining additional knowledge while taking part in these groups it was decided by the Exec to disseminate this knowledge to the rest of our members. Due to having adequate funds to sponsor the roadshow it was decided to donate the entry fees from the sessions in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. The Burns Trust was an obvious choice to receive the proceeds.
For further information contact the President, Geoff Merryweather or the Vice-President, Michael James.
THANK YOU TO MITRE 10, BOTANY for your support, which is truly appreciated.
The Burn Support Charitable Trust wishes to acknowledge Sean Burrows (Store Manager) and Alan DePruin (Assistant Store Manager) from Mitre 10 Botany, for their wonderful gesture in donating a valued Garden Shed for the purpose of storing resources. This is certainly going to help by making possible storing all resources in the one area, with easy access.
It is through the generosity of organisations like Mitre 10 that the Burn Support Group can continue assisting the Burn Survivor Community throughout New Zealand.
THANK YOU TO THE MEMORIES OF ELVIS FAN CLUB INC (NZ). The Fan Club chose the Burn Support Group this year as their charity and generously donated $400. The cheque was handed over to our Administrator, Michele Henry, May 2016.
A beautiful basket of health products was raffled by Kaye @ HARDYS PAKURANGA from Feb to end or Mar 2016. All proceeds went to Camp Awhi 2017. The winner of the basket was a Pakuranga resident who wished to remain anonymous. Kaye raised $60.00 and donated products for our movie night goodies bag in April 2016. Thankyou Kaye!
Merchants Liquor Store, Chapel Rd, Dannemora handed over $104.00 to the B.S.G. Monies were raised from a donation box they provide to the public. Thank you to the management and staff for the support given to the Burn Community.
Burn Support Group wish to acknowledge and thank Thermal Solutions for their extremely generous donation of $1500.00. The management and staff chose the Annual Children's Burn Camp as the recipients of there donation. These funds will contribute to the sponsoring of two children to Camp MI, Taupo in January 2018.
Camp is an environment where kids can be kids, they are taught tools and strategies which will enhance their everyday lives. Life long relationships are formed sharing stories of each individual journey.
To all those at Thermal Solutions your donation is truly appreciated by the Burn Support Group.
If you are interested in Sponsoring a child to Camp 2018 please email Michele or phone 021 863 670,
Southern Stars Charitable Trust is dedicated to providing a better life for special needs and disadvantaged children in New Zealand. Their Telemarketing Campaign is currently underway (2 August - 29 September 2017) to help raise awareness and support the ongoing work of the Burn Support Charitable Trust.
Thank you to Lisa Tapley-Bale from 'NUTRIMETICS AT SKINTECH' - $420 raised April-May 2016. Awesome!
THANK YOU BAVERSTOCK OAKS SCHOOL
Six Year 6 entrepreneurs from Baverstock Oaks School raised money for The Burn Support Group through a Bake Sale. Over two days these girls baked delicious treats and sold them at school. They raised $128.10 which they donated to help burn survivors and to support the annual Children’s Camp. A BIG THANK YOU to Alicia Steele, Bettina Labnotin, Elsa McCormick, Keira Fennessy, Yaseen Karimi and Diya Patel for a fantastic effort. It’s wonderful to see such compassionate people at such a young age.
When you shop at BOTANY DOWNS, AUCKLAND until August 2016, please support us by placing your tokens in our fundraising bin.
MISS NORTH HARBOUR, BROOKE HOUIA SUPPORTING THE BSG. Brooke wrapped lots of Christmas gifts at the Botany Warehouse in Auckland on 16 & 22 December 2015. All gold coin donations went toward funding Camp AWHI, held in January 2016.
Mark Wiggins and Jan Steele on behalf of The Burn Support Group Charitable Trust received a cheque from Southern Stars Charitable Trust on the 10 October 2015. A BIG BIG THANK YOU to all those who donated during our 2015 Annual Telemarketing Campaign. Together you helped us raise $90,000.
A massive THANK YOU to the HAMC Nomads who donated their proceeds from their Dice Run (2015) to the Burn Support Group. This is an annual event, where hundreds of bikes ride in convoy on a designated route.
Delwyn & Alan Breslau accepting a donation of $500 from Raewyn McConnell representing the St Andrews Community Trust (Waiuku). November 2015.
A BIG THANK YOU TO SOUTHERN STARS and all the amazing people who donated through our telemarketing campaign this year (2016) - $117,000
THANK YOU TO THE ROYLE EPSOM BRIDGE CLUB. Club owner, Angela Royle, organised a 24 hour Bridge Marathon on Friday 11/Saturday 12 June 2016. The event raised $7245 - Phenomenal!
Thank you MONTEREY THEATRE in Howick.
Over $360 was raised. Fantastic!
Delwyn Breslau accepting a donation for $1100 from Amelia Lowe, representing the Fire Protection Association. November 2015.
A BIG Thank You to Jeremy Spicer and the team at Manukau NISSAN. They auctioned off a traded in Nissan Maxima on Trade Me and donated all profits from the auction to Burn Support Group.
Manukau NISSAN also offered a special rate for Market Valuation Certificates in 2015, with all profits being donated to Burn Support Group.
We are very grateful to Manukau NISSAN for their ongoing support.
Donated by the Fire Protection Association for Mr Quick Cool mouse pads to be distributed to all primary and intermediate schools as a reminder/incentive to teachers to keep up the use of the Burnwise DVD. Raised $5,000. Printing of special envelopes and postage to distribute Mr Quick Cool mouse pads. Money donated by Fire Protection Association.
Many thanks to Z Te Rapa who very kindly donated $200.00 to Burn Support Group Charitable Trust in 2015. Jan Steele (BSG's Vice President) was presented with the cheque.
Thank you to Z Te Rapa who very kindly donated $200.00 to Burn Support Group Charitable Trust in 2014. Jan Steele (BSG's Vice President) was presented with the cheque by Neran, the manager of the Z station.
Mark Wiggins from Burn Support Group Charitable Trust receiving the cheque from Ian Adolph from the Papakura Volunteer Fire Brigade (in 2013).
Albany Westfield Centre Manager Lorraine Gates, Carrie Trow (Burn Support Group Coordinator), Genna Moschopoulos (Marketing Manager) and George Stephens (Burn Support Group President), accepting a cheque for $3376.50 in 2013.
2001 Burn Prevention/Awareness Video 'Burnwise' - produced by Greenstone Pictures to be distributed free of charge to all Auckland primary schools.
2006 Updated DVD version of 'Burnwise' produced and distributed to all primary/ intermediate schools in New Zealand.