Burn Support Group were extremely happy that the Annual Women's Burn Retreat (2020) was still able to take place at the stunning Castaway Resort.
It was with good fortune that the event was run over four days, from 4 - 7 November.
Unfortunately, changes had to be made as the date was postponed, due to the very obvious reason our ladies that had booked from Australia were unable to attend, we hope the opportunity will be opened up for you again 2021!
It is always amazing to receive such support, time and energy that is provided from individuals and organisations that attend this event and this year was no exception, with tremendous guest speakers, activities and pampering sessions.
None of this is possible without the generosity of sponsors and donations received, of which the Burn Support Group are extremely appreciative.
On behalf of all those ladies attending, we wish to extend a sincere "thank you" for all contributions in making this the fabulous, inspiring, enjoyable and confidence building retreat that is it!!
Kapa Haka (Waiuku College)
Smiling Dragon (Yang Sheng)
Sonia Lloyd (Hypnotherapist)
Ian Paton (coffee truck)
Rebecca Staunton (Work and Income)
College of Massage (Auckland)
Sidharth Pagad (drumming)
Bob Queres (musician)
Petra Kippenberger (The Goodness Kitchen)
Gill Warren (journals)
Clevedon Coast Oysters
Why Knot (cheese platters)
Make up artists:
(Note: Event dates changed to 04 - 07 November 2020)
Special Mention to Trudi Brewer, with a wealth of knowledge providing lovely goody bags for the ladies, this session was a total enjoyment. Trudi provided education on skin and body care, shared a wonderful insight into her story, with a presentation of her work commitments and achievements... Lots of facts, humour and discussions around the most important subject women!
Juliana Carvalho, a disability advocate, published author, motivational speaker and award winning professional. Juliana explores the human capacity to build resilience and overcome obstacles, she shared her journey of recovery and self-awareness. Juliana has written her autobiography 'IN MY CHAIR OR YOURS' a blunt, honest and refreshing session that everyone could relate, display empathy and appreciate life in general.
Maddie Thibaud, fabulous photographer! For a very special treat Maddie was on hand to take stunning photos of each lovely lady to remember and reflect on their time during Retreat. With the stunning back drop of Castaways, Maddie showed the beauty on the inside and outside of each individual lady.
A massive thank you and shout out to chef, Peter Gordon, for this continued support for the invaluable Women's Retreat 2020.
Vendella Group were proud to support the wonderful people of Burns Support Group to give these beautiful ladies a bit of pampering at the 2020 Woman's Burn Retreat.
We gifted robes to the four-day event and we have heard it was a great success. "Everyone had a fabulous time, the guests and workshops were brilliant and everybody left with strong connections and tools to enhance everyday life."
It is our pleasure to be involved each year with such a great charity! ❤
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