In place of gifts for clients, this year we decided to donate to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, located in Christchurch.
The selfless and timely work that they do for their community is outstanding.
We hope our small contribution helps the organisation help even more whanau and tamariki in need.
And with our new warehouse in Christchurch, we look forward to continuing to make a positive impact in the South Island.
Cholmondeley (pronounced “Chum-lee”) Memorial Children’s Home was opened on March 7th 1925, as a result of the generous personal gift of Hugh Heber Cholmondeley. He bequeathed both the land and the original house to the children of this area, in memory of his late wife Margaret. This gift has created an unparalleled legacy of care for children and families in need.
Cholmondeley Children’s Centre developed and adapted to the evolving needs of the community to ensure that it remains relevant to the needs of those it serves. Since 1925 over 30,000 children have stayed at Cholmondeley.
The new, purpose-built premises opened in 2015, marking the beginning of a new era. Today, Cholmondeley provides short-term, planned, and emergency respite care for tamariki aged 3-12. They also support whānau in the community through its outreach program, delivered by the Awhi (care) team, to strengthen resilience in an ever-changing environment.
Their respite care can be accessed in times of whānau stress or crisis. This can also be a planned stay that allows for a greater focus on well-being for everyone, and is accessible to whānau through referrals. Services can be accessed through a diverse range of community service providers, agencies, and directly from parents and whānau.
Each year needs to fundraise approximately $2.2 million, 70% of its annual operating costs.
For more information, or to donate, visit their website: