This year our chosen charity was The Himalayan Trust, which was founded by world famous Kiwi, Sir Edmund Hillary- Hillary and his climbing partner, Tenzig Norgay, were the first people to climb Mount Everest. This charity works to help the people of Nepal by building schools and hospitals, training teachers and doctors, providing volunteers and restoring natural forests.They now have even more need of our support after the earthquakes which struck in April and May 2015.
Local Wellington companies were, as always, very generous with items donated including coffee from MOJO and Havana coffee, cosmetics from Dove, an iPhone from Vodafone, and many other products and gift vouchers from shops and restaurants around the city.
Of course we would also like to thank our students and staff who got their wallets out to donate to this great cause. We smashed all our previous charity auctions, reaching a total of $2,609.60 NZD, with students still donating as the week goes on. Our Auckland campus are also doing some fundraising, so we hope to reach $3,000 NZD- our best charity auction yet!